Update 2020: Pain Management for the Correctional Nurse

Update 2020: Pain Management for the Correctional Nurse Costing more than $600 billion dollars annually, chronic pain is a major concern in the community. For example, in Michigan, 27.2% of residents surveyed in the 2011 Michigan Resident Survey indicated that they accessed a healthcare provider for the treatment of chronic pain, and 29% had sought…

Nurse’s Week 2020 Class Bundle

The 2020 Nursing Week Class Bundle Nursing Week 2020 Bundle price:  $134.95  (40% off) Individual Class cost:  $224.55   Includes the following 9 classes: Skin Assessment for the Correctional Nurse Skin II for the Correctional Nurse Sickle Cell Disease for the Correctional Nurse Anticoagulation for the Correctional Nurse Arthritis for the Correctional Nurse Abdominal Assessment…

Inmate Manipulation in Corrections

Inmate Manipulation in Corrections Every day, inmates spend their time watching and waiting. They watch with deep interest all that occurs in the facility, waiting until they identify just the right person to target in their manipulation game. Often, inmates direct their attention to the healthcare staff, as healthcare staff are stereotypically sympathetic and wanting…

Sexually Transmitted Infection in Corrections

Sexually Transmitted Infection in Corrections The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state unequivocally that Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are “the hidden epidemics of enormous health and economic consequence in the United States” (CDC, 2011). They suggest that there are community-based interventions that are effective, but in order for these interventions to work, stakeholders…

Inflammatory Bowel Disease for the Correctional Nurse

Inflammatory Bowel Disease for the Correctional Nurse Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn Disease are conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  They are very similar, yet have important differences. Patients with either of these diseases have significant challenges when placed in the correctional environment, where there is an inherent lack of privacy. Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn Disease…

A Tuberculosis Primer for the Correctional Nurse

A Tuberculosis Primer Historical records indicate that tuberculosis has been a serious community health disease for centuries. Also known as Consumption, Wasting Disease, and the White Plague, tuberculosis was thought to be caused by unhealthy lifestyles and genetics. It wasn’t until the 1860s that scientists discovered the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, mycobacterium tuberculosis. Unfortunately, it…

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus for the Correctional Nurse

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus for the Correctional Nurse Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory disease of unknown cause that can affect virtually every organ. Immunologic abnormalities, particularly the generation of autoantibodies, are another key feature of the disease. It typically follows a remission and relapsing disease pattern. More than 90% of the cases occur…

A Thyroid Primer for the Correctional Nurse

A Thyroid Primer for the Correctional Nurse More than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime (American Thyroid Association, 2020). An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition. Women are five…