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    Posted: 09 September 2008 at 12:25am
Hello my name is kaz and i am a forensic nurse and work in a very hight security estate, with very high profile prisoners.
If i can be of any help or advice and assistance to anyone wanting help just give me a call.
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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2008 at 12:32am
Its a very demanding but rewarding vocation with utilising all your nursing skills in many ways.
MH, LD and Adult nurses work together to give a holistic team and we support each other with many other agencies.
Its a very rewarding but difficult job and where i work staff turn over is normal because of burn out as it can be hard going.
You are working with a very vunerable group who some of society says dont deserve help and care and medical imput, but infact some of these people need it very much and it may be that your intervention stops them continuing to come into prison.
Well ask away and any help i can be to any one i will try.
Students who may want to experience this type of nursing ask away, along with anyone who may want answers i will try to help
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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2008 at 12:40am
This is for all nursing staff, LD, MH community and child along with maternity and adult as in some way shape and form it will effect someone along these lines.
come along lets talk.
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  Quote steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2008 at 7:46am
Hi Fish

Thanks for the comments, we had an idea on using the Chatroom as a platform for real live discussion. I wonder how you would feel about if you arranged once month on a specific date, an open forum to discuss a specific issue or topics surrounding Prison Nursing.

The chatroom password is wardchat and there is also a diary function now in the forum so that you can post dates and events, so other nurses will know whats happening.
Let me know what you think and help out if the functionality on the site isn't here.

Cheers

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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2008 at 3:59pm
I think that is a great idea and am all for it. Would hopefully benefit, LD,MH and cild/adult nurses in some way.
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  Quote peaches4511 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 September 2008 at 1:18pm
Hello I'm a student nurse in my 2nd year I still don't really know what area I want to work in but have always been interested in forensic nursing (kinda area). I wanted to be a forensic pathologist at one point, but anyway I'm on a nursing course and in my 3rd year I think we get to choose what placement we take I want to go to the prison placement. I guess I wanted to know how you get into forensic nursing and what experience you need.
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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2008 at 2:33pm
well i did what you want to do first, so i could get a taster of the prison service and how it is run.
I loved it so much that i started to apply for Priosn nurse jobs.
I contacted the rcn and got a load of info, but not really much as prison/forensic nursing is not well known i think.
You can be a RGN,MH,LD and get into forensic nursing and also Child nursing.
You can work in varied roles, prison, police,Government and detention centres and many more.
You have to have varied skills and knowledge and in the RGN role it is great if you have venepuncture,catheterisation,medicine and mainly wound knowledge.
Obviously many more skills are needed and i have learnt many skills from my MH,LD collegues as they probably have from me.
I have done loads of course which i needed and have utilised in many ways.
Good luck and please do ask if i can help you with anything.
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  Quote prankdera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2008 at 6:42pm
Although his original motives were financial, Connor discovered that he enjoyed treating inmates who often had never been to a physician and were particularly grateful for medical help.

He also thrived on the challenge of working in an environment where nurses made the majority of decisions-not physicians.





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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2008 at 7:24pm
yep so correct.
We are daily doing emergency care and having to think on our feet with having to make important medical decisions in seconds while being a lone worker.
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  Quote hev24uk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 November 2008 at 11:41am
Hi Fish - I just wanted to ask you some questions about working in a high security prison.
Do you work with the physical side, ie injuries or do you work with any mental issues as well?
Do you have any contact with the families of the prisoners when they become ill or is just done through written reports?

Also, do you believe that prisoners who have visits are more likely to be stronger and happier than those who cannot maintain their outside relationships?

Thanks!

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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 November 2008 at 7:44pm
Yes we work with the MH issues and physical and also if they have any disabilities.
Dont have contact wit the families ever.dont no what you mean by written reports ??
Yes if they have family support then it makes for a happier prisoner, but that is the same for all patients really.
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  Quote hev24uk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 November 2008 at 11:26am
Thanks Fish,

By written reports i meant medical reports - do the families have access to these as they don't have contact with the staff?

Also, do you think the prison service works for the nursing staff - is there anything you would change if you could?

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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2011 at 3:51pm
No family dont have access to the reports.I loved my job in the prison, but have left now.
I would change quite a lot of things to be honest.
I am now running my own clinics in manchester doing travel health/occupational health and Aesthetics(botox/fillers and dermarolling).
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  Quote lstuart7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 June 2012 at 10:57am
Hi,
I am a 2nd year student studying adult nursing. In my 3rd year we have the opportunity to pick the placement we want to go to. I have chosen prison nursing. My dad works in a prison and he said I would find it really hard and wouldn't be able to do. It is only a 4 week placement. I just need reassurance that I should be able to do it, after all I will never be left on my own. Thanks x
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