The radio calls a 10-99, Medical Emergency on unit 6-B. Arriving with the emergency bag, the nurse finds a crime scene in full swing. A person is hanging from a makeshift bed linen noose creatively tied around the upper bunk slats. Hanging is the most common form of successful suicide in ... Read More about Four Myths About Hangings in Jails and Prisons
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According to a survey of US nurses, nurses overwhelmingly want an evidence-based practice (EBP), yet, few of us have reached this goal. So, what is holding us back? A lot, it turns out. Unfortunately, the application of research findings continues to be a challenge in every setting of nursing. The ... Read More about Evidence – Based Practice in Correctional Nursing – What’s Holding You Back?
Several times a year Americans pause to thank our soldiers for defending our freedom and protecting us from harm. We acknowledge the sacrifices made by American soldiers to keep us free this Veterans Day. Many of those same soldiers who put themselves in harm’s way are now our patients in jails and ... Read More about A Salute to Our Veterans
If you use informational handouts as a primary education method for your chronic care clinics or nurse sick calls, you may be assuming that your patients understand when they do not. Misinformation or lack of information can sabotage your efforts to improve the health of the patients you ... Read More about Are Your Education Materials Patient-Friendly?
Addison was called to the holding area of the large city jail in which she worked to evaluate Mr. Jackson, a man who was just put into a restraint chair after banging his head against the concrete wall of his cell and refusing to follow the direction of the deputies. She arrived to find him secured ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Clinical Update: When the Restraint Chair is Used