Friday, January 24, 2014

Day 1

January 24, 2014

18:30- Arrived at work

18:45- During pre-work meeting we were notified that the isolation rooms were malfunctioning, and were not ventilating properly. We would all need to be tested for Tuberculosis exposure that night, and Lt. H. gave us forms to take to medical on that shift.  The Medical Facility also know as Medical, The Palliative Care Unit, or B-Dormitory is staffed by one or two, sometimes three Registered Nurses from Corizon Health and one Correctional or Housing Officer.

18:55- Departed for Outside Post duty. Shift 7-11 pm.

23:00- Relieved from Outside Post duty, was told to report to Medical as Housing Officer.

23:10- Reported to Medical, received equipment, did a security check. Reported to Nurse for TB injection test. It was either Nurse P. or B.

23:15- Noticed a new sign was placed on alarm station for Isolation rooms, that the rooms should be tissue tested every 8 hours for negative pressure.

1 comment:

Mr. Gus said...

I submitted this letter today to Morgan Law...

The short version...On Jan 24, 2014 I worked for the FL Dept. of Corrections as a Correctional Officer. I was sent home because of accidental exposure to TB, because the ventilation fans were mis-wired and air blew out of the TB rooms instead of drawing air in. Initially I tested positive, but months later it was found to be a false positive. Thank goodness.

In spite of the good news, FDC required special testing for me every 5 years. On Oct. 11, 2016 I left FDC for a new employer.

My question is, Aren't they still required to pay for this testing even though I left the organization. The risk they exposed me to will never go away.

I have the entire case very well documented.

Thank you.


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