Don't miss the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke in your patients being seen in sick call or as emergencies, especially in the hot weather months. Here is a review of the symptoms and treatment*. It’s that time of year again- summer - when heat-related illness, such as heat exhaustion and ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Clinical Update: Heat-Related Illness
Emergency response, a fact of life in healthcare, has some interesting aspects to consider in a custody setting. Correctional nurses are called upon to respond to a wide range of injuries and emergencies, from inmate scuffles in the yard, suicide attempts, and unresponsive inmates in the housing ... Read More about Man-Down Emergencies: Are You Ready?
Does this sound familiar? Notice arrives that your CCHP or CCHP-RN certification or your nursing license renewal is due next month. Plenty of time to get the required continuing education hours (CEs), right? The notice is set aside (if you are like me it gets printed and set on the pile on the right ... Read More about Three Sources of Fast Correctional Nursing CE Hours for Recertification or Relicensure
Failure to Rescue Failure to rescue is defined as the inability to save a patient’s life when the patient is experiencing a life threatening event. Although it originally began as a general term, it now has focused on nursing care, as nurses are usually the vigilant individual at the ... Read More about Failure to Rescue and Nursing Vigilance in Corrections
Chest pain is a common complaint in the correctional environment, as it is in the larger community. We, perhaps, are better suited than our community colleagues to address complaints of chest pain, because we have the ability to monitor our patients closely. Many individuals ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Clinical Update: Chest Pain