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Old 05-01-2017, 01:49 AM
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Default Guess who's complaining about health care

A correctional officer is getting stuck with duties that logically should have been done by medical personnel.

Since my facility does not have medical staff full-time on the housing unit and there is a nurse shortage, many of the medical responsibilities fall on the one or two COs assigned to the pod. There are many things that need to be addressed on a daily basis, and we are unable to contact medical each time. They simply would not be able to respond or their ETA would be unreasonable.
While I feel I have learned a lot over the years, it does not make me credible or trained as medical personnel.
An example of this is I have never learned how to communicate or most efficiently manage a non-verbal person suffering from dementia. Currently, my most challenging inmate is a demented child molester whose health has declined immensely since his arrival in-custody over a year ago.
She sounds like a professional, the type who does not like being stuck with changing the diaper on a violent dementia case without the training to do it safely for all concerned.

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