Manifesto Proposition One: Treating Incarcerated Persons like Patients
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by Lorry Schoenly and Lori Roscoe
3d ago
In our last post, we discussed the Correctional Nurse Manifesto with seven propositions. This post discusses the meaning and importance of the first. Correctional nurses treat incarcerated persons with the dignity and respect deserving of any patient Joe is a large, intimidating man who is convicted of kidnapping, rape, and murder. He is known to ... Read More about Manifesto Proposition One: Treating Incarcerated Persons like Patients ..read more
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Correctional Nursing Professional Practice: A Correctional Nurse Manifesto
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by Lorry Schoenly and Lori Roscoe
1w ago
Ten years ago in 2013, Correctional Nurse Advocate and dear friend Lorry Schoenly wrote a Correctional Nurse Manifesto. In the next few weeks, I will be sharing the essence of her writings combined with some of my own thoughts. I believe this is as appropriate to our practice today as it was 10 years ago. ... Read More about Correctional Nursing Professional Practice: A Correctional Nurse Manifesto ..read more
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Top Posts of 2022
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by Lori Roscoe
1M ago
Already another year has gone by and I want to thank everyone reading this blog for your enthusiasm and support.  Again in 2022 we have had over 100,000 readers!  Below I have listed ten posts that received the most views in 2022.  Not surprisingly, the abdominal series seems to be the top clinical posts, and ... Read More about Top Posts of 2022 ..read more
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Correctional Nurse Clinical Update: Is My Patient Faking?
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by Lori Roscoe
1M ago
Anyone who knows me even a little knows that I don’t like the use of the words faking and feigning and malingering in heath record documentation of a patient’s assessment because it may lead to pre-mature closure bias. But, correctional nurses must be aware that there may be a variety of motives behind their patients’ ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Clinical Update: Is My Patient Faking ..read more
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Correctional Nurse Clinical Update: Chronic Care Guideline Resources
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by Lori Roscoe
1M ago
Chronic disease is common among our patients. In fact, 43% of federal inmates, 51% of state inmates, and 40% of local jail inmates have at least one chronic condition. Our patients have more diabetes, hypertension, prior myocardial infarction, and persistent asthma than the general population. This means all of us are managing chronic care clinics. ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Clinical Update: Chronic Care Guideline Resources ..read more
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Struggling to Define Caring in Correctional Nursing
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by Lori Roscoe
1M ago
Correctional nurses face a daily struggle to care for their patients while delivering much-needed healthcare in a restricted environment. How can correctional nurses truly care for and care about their patient population? This is a question many of us in the specialty deeply consider as we try to elevate the professional status of correctional nursing. ... Read More about Struggling to Define Caring in Correctional Nursing ..read more
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Correctional Nurse Professional Practice Update: Impaired Nurses in Corrections
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by Lori Roscoe
2M ago
One in ten doctors and nurses abuse drugs or alcohol. Is this surprising to you? It was to me when I first read it. Although this number (10-15%) is equivalent to abuse rates in the general public, those of us in healthcare have a special responsibility to be able to think and act clearly as ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Professional Practice Update: Impaired Nurses in Corrections ..read more
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Four Myths About Hangings in Jails and Prisons
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by Lori Roscoe
2M ago
The radio calls a 10-99, Medical Emergency on unit 6-B. Arriving with the emergency bag, the nurse finds a crime scene in full swing. A person is hanging from a makeshift bed linen noose creatively tied around the upper bunk slats. Hanging is the most common form of successful suicide in corrections, and the actions ... Read More about Four Myths About Hangings in Jails and Prisons ..read more
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Evidence – Based Practice in Correctional Nursing – What’s Holding You Back?
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by Lori Roscoe
2M ago
According to a survey of US nurses, nurses overwhelmingly want an evidence-based practice (EBP), yet, few of us have reached this goal. So, what is holding us back? A lot, it turns out. Unfortunately, the application of research findings continues to be a challenge in every setting of nursing. The research-to-practice gap is reported as ... Read More about Evidence – Based Practice in Correctional Nursing – What’s Holding You Back ..read more
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A Salute to Our Veterans
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by Lori Roscoe
3M ago
Several times a year Americans pause to thank our soldiers for defending our freedom and protecting us from harm. We acknowledge the sacrifices made by American soldiers to keep us free this Veterans Day.  Many of those same soldiers who put themselves in harm’s way are now our patients in jails and prisons across the ... Read More about A Salute to Our Veterans ..read more
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