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Medication administration in small jails

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Our system has been revised once again, hopefully for the better. As officers, we are now dispensing the medications straight from the bottles, following the perscribed dosage. This has eliminated some of the issues we have had as far as the blister packs being shorted certain medications and not knowing which medication was missing. So far, so good. It is a little slow, but it minimizes the stress of not knowing which medications you were possibly signing for that were missing.
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Corrections Mentality: Here for Punishment or as Punishment?

By Andrew Nolen, Officer, MSCJ/FP

In my first article "Compassion Fatigue and Corrections Officers" I explored the realm of stress that Corrections Officers face each day while explaining a fundamental reasoning behind such stress. In this job burnout was identified with two major factors incorporating the foundations causing burnout: Role Conflict (the officer finds themselves at odds with their basic job description and the actual job completed) and Role Ambiguity (the officer finds that the organization they are in make extreme changes with no understanding or explanation for the role change). full story

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