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2M896 has 3 years experience and specializes in Corrections, Pediatric Home Health.

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    need care plan help

    For the GI issues, I would guess the patient is at risk for constipation as a result of immobility or inactivity. Or maybe the GI issues could be a side effect of pain medications.
  2. Want: ER, psych, corrections, neuro Don't Want: LTC, peds, OB
  3. 2M896

    How much does WIA pay toward your degree???

    My WIA grant pays $4000 for my LPN program. But I also have a Pell Grant, so I don't know if that makes a difference.
  4. 2M896

    How long did it take you to find a job?

    My state allows you to work as a "Nurse Aide Trainee II" after you complete clinicals but before you take the state test. I started going to nursing homes and applying a few days after my clinicals ended, and the third place I applied interviewed and hired me on the spot.
  5. I too got a B in A&P. I was worried about it because my school only looks at GPA, and a counselor told me they usually get about 80 applicants and only accept 40. But I got accepted the first time I applied, and I'm starting nursing school in January, so it's definitely possible.
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    Inmate threatens suicide...

    For number 2, you should never try to contact an inmates family... Because inmate phones and mail are monitored, inmates sometimes try use staff to communicate with people outside the prison, but this isn't allowed. If, for some reason, they can't contact family/friends themselves, they need to discuss that with their unit counselor. Prisons do have mental health services. In the prison I worked at, if an inmate threatened suicide during a weekday while mental health was there, they handled it. On nights and weekends, a nurse would talk with the patient and then contact the on-call mental health professional and explain the situation, and the MHP decided how to proceed. Usually, the MPH would speak to the inmate over the phone, sometimes "contract for safety" (meaning the inmate would agree not to hurt himself), and then mental health would follow up in-person with the inmate the next day. If the MHP thought the inmate was an immediate risk and couldn't wait for an in-person follow up, they contacted the on-call psychiatrist, and the psychiatrist gave a verbal order for the inmate to be placed in an observation cell.