Nurses are the healthcare professionals most frequently performing health screening during intake and booking. Since the initial screening is meant to reveal the need for immediate attention, nurses must know what findings indicate an urgent concern. A systematic process for dental screening will ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Clinical Update: Dental Assessment
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Providing health care to incarcerated patients is different than other types of nursing practice; yet nursing principles remain the same. Nurses entering the world of correctional practice can have apprehensions and misconceptions about the patient population and expectations of their practice. Here ... Read More about Correctional Nursing Practice Update: The Basics of Caring for Incarcerated Persons
Resilience is the ability to bounce back or cope successfully despite adversity. Moral resilience is the capacity of the person to preserve or restore integrity in response to moral adversity. It is the ability and willingness to speak, and take right and good actions in the face of moral/ethical ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Practice Update: Developing Moral Resilience
Mr. Jones, a man incarcerated two days ago when he turned himself in on a drug warrant, is admitted to the jail infirmary in respiratory distress. He had started vomiting earlier in the day. This persisted into the afternoon, when he also became sleepy and hard to arouse. Officers called medical ... Read More about Body Packing and Body Stuffing: What You Need to Know
Mr. Foster had a difficult time withdrawing from heroin when he was admitted to the jail 10 days ago on a burglary charge. He was stealing to meet the demands of his 5-bag a day heroin habit. A man-down emergency was just called for his housing unit and you respond and find Mr. Foster unconscious ... Read More about Unexplained Unconsciousness: Consider Drug Overdose!