Lorry talks with Anne Hanson, MD, about strides made to reduce suicide in corrections. Dr. Hanson is the director of the University of Maryland’s forensic psychiatry fellowship program and chair of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law’s correctional psychiatry committee. She has worked in correctional psychiatry for almost twenty years. Along with co-bloggers Dinah Miller and “Roy”, she writes about correctional and forensic psychiatry under the pseudonym Clink Shrink on the Shrink Rap blog. The three Shrink Rappers will soon be releasing a book about psychiatry through the Hopkins press. (Originally posted 05-06-2010)
Originally Posted 04-14-2010: Becky Pinney, MSN, RN joins Lorry to provide an insider look at jail nursing. Becky is currently President, Metropolitan Corrections Systems, for Prison HEalth Services with multi-facility responsibilities for PHS sites and regions. In her current position, she is responsible for the oversight and direction to facility-based staff for the Rikers Island contracts and other DOC contracts. Becky has over 15 years of correctional healthcare experience ranging from Director of Nursing for the Virginia Department of Corrections at the Powhatan Correctional Center to her current corporate role with PHS.
Originally posted 03-19-10: Lorry talks with Catherine Knox, MS, RN, CCHP-RN, about the latest revision of the Scope and Standards for Correctional Nursing. Catherine has 22 years of correctional nursing experience in a variety of settings. She was the Statewide Director of Nursing for the Washington Department of Corrections from 2004 until the Fall of 2008 when she joined the Californis Prison Health Care Services as Assistant Statewide Chief Nursing Executive.
Originally Posted 02-18-2011: Margaret M. Collatt, BSN, RN, CCHP-RN/A, joins Lorry to talk about correctional nursing in the prison setting – What it takes to be a Correctional Nurse. Margaret has over 26 years of correctional healthcare experience and was the Health Services Manager at the Oregon State Penitentiary for 8 1/2 hears. She has developed and instructed health related classes for the correctional setting for many years. She continues to write health related programs and has been active in developing the correctional nurse as a recognized specialty.
Originally Posted 02-09-2010: Lorry interviews SUsan Laffan RN, CCHP-RN/A about how to handle emergency medical issues in a correctional facility. Susan has been a registered nurse for 28 years. She has worked in the ED for 28 years and correctional nursing for 18 years. Susan is currently the chairperson of the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals. She co-owns her own business that provides Infection Control programs to municiple employees and provides consulting for correctional health care issues.
Originally posted 01-21-10: Mary Muse, MS, RN, CCHP-A, joins Lorry to talk about the hisory of the correcitional nursing specialty and its future direction. Mary has over 14 years of correctional health care experience and was the Chief Nursing Officer for the Cook COunty correctional system for a dozen years. She currently works in the Wisconsin State Prison System.