While the first provision of the Code of Ethics for Nurses addresses the need for compassion and respect for all individuals, the second provision identifies the primary concern of nursing care – the patient. Consider this situation: Inmate Sorokin is in administrative segregation for ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Practice Update: Code of Ethics: The Patient is Primary
When I first began in correctional healthcare, I really did not give any thought to the skills that I might need in that environment that I may not have used for a very long time, like administering a respiratory treatment and even turning on an oxygen tank! Thankfully, the orientation that I went ... Read More about Top Ten Skills for Correctional Nurses, Part 1
Jennifer's heart sank as she looked at the shift post assignments. She was scheduled to cover Ad Seg. Two days ago, when last she was assigned there, she endured a barrage of explicit language while moving down the catwalk with the office while she conducted medpass, did the ordered physical ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Practice Update: Code of Ethics: Respect for Human Dignity
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” - Thoreau I have been practicing in correctional healthcare for the last 25 years, and the issue of whether correctional nurses care for patients or inmates has been around for at least that long! I have heard nurses say that their ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Perspective: Inmate or Patient?
The complaint of red eye is common in the correctional environment. It may or may not be associated with vision changes or complete visual loss. Most causes of red eye are self-limiting, but it is crucial that a thorough history and examination be conducted. Evaluation of red eye begins with a ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Clinical Update: Red Eye – Conjunctivitis