Hard working in sometimes impossible situations. Very dedicated to good patient care and the best in working with Dementia.
Pros: getting to use assessment skills.
Cons: wish there was more f/u for some of the people discharged for mi.
I learned so much over the 22 years with the County. I worked for many years at the LTC area, I was a Manager of a 60 bed, 13 staff unit, was a nurse in the TLC, Hospice, and my favorite-with the victims of Dementia.
When I wanted a change after 20 years I moved into Public Health Nursing at the ADC, and learned quickly how glad I was to have good assessment skills.
There were overdoses, suicide attempts, many wounds. What we tried to do is assess and prevent any attempts, screened for TB, gave out medication, set up appropriate housing for each inmate for safety. Triaged for Medical, dental and Psychiatry on site.