New York State is considering increased oversight of HIV inmates' care. This article had me considering the many issues and barriers to providing care for inmates with HIV. To be sure, healthcare providers have education, drug protocols and clinical practice guidelines specific for the correctional ... Read More about HIV & Inmates
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Shackling inmates in labor has been an issue for some time in corrections and is getting press due to coverage in New York. Last week they became the sixth state to ban the use of shackles during labor except is special situations. The ACLU and other prison watch groups have been actively pursuing a ... Read More about Shackling Inmates in Labor? What’s Up with That?
News that there are big issues with MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in some Illinois prisons got me thinking about how observant correctional nurses can have a great impact on reducing the incidence and spread of this deadly infection in inmate community, thereby ... Read More about Correctional Nurses Keep Infection Under Control
The recent prison riot in Chino, CA brings to mind the need for a well prepared nursing staff to handle mass casualties. According to reliable reports, 250 inmates were injured, 55 seriously. How is nursing care during a prison riot? Nursing Care During a Prison Riot What is the role of the ... Read More about Nursing Care During a Prison Riot
Two terms which guide correctional healthcare emerged from case law surrounding the Estelle v GambleSupreme Court ruling. The ruling cited a "deliberate indifference to serious medical need" as a breach of the 8th Amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment. These terms have guided correctional ... Read More about Legal History of Correctional Nursing – Part II