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Hello,

I just wanted to start a new thread for the employees working at the new hospital. I will be starting soon and know that there are unique problems working at a facility that it opening, like putting out fires all over the place. In addition, this is a new model in prison health care which may present it's own challenges. Would like to hear from anyone working here about pitfalls or how they are coping with this unique environment.

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Orca has 24 years experience as a ADN, ASN, RN and specializes in Corrections, psychiatry, rehab, LTC.

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A good place to start in policy development is the standards of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). Their publication, Prison Health Standards, is pretty much the go-to resource in determining the right things to do.

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Orca has 24 years experience as a ADN, ASN, RN and specializes in Corrections, psychiatry, rehab, LTC.

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Another book I have found very useful is Essentials of Correctional Nursing by Lorry Schoenly and Catherine M Knox. This book talks about management of common conditions and situations (such as drug withdrawal, pain management and mental health) within the context of the correctional environment. There is also a chapter in this book about conducting sick call.

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Hello, I am working there now as a psych tech. Starting Monday I will be starting my assignment. Are you on a unit?

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