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April 2015

I visit many jails and prisons across the country providing risk consultation for healthcare units. It is not rocket science to reduce injury risk but it is still very hard to do! Take sharp safety for example. We all know what we need to do but don’t always do it. Protecting ourselves from...
Posted: 4/20/2015 5:49:09 PM
The death of a Contra Costa County Jail intake nurse underscores the importance of continual vigilance of personal safety by correctional nurses. The nursing profession, as a whole, is at a high risk for workplace violence and reports of patient violence in emergency rooms, mental health...
Posted: 4/13/2015 5:36:24 PM
In years past, the use of physical restraints (straight jackets, belts, vests, etc.) were utilized to protect elders from falling and injuring themselves. Since then, awareness has grown about the negative effects restraints produce.
Posted: 4/13/2015 4:13:19 PM
Eileen Spillane is a certified integral coach, graduating from New Ventures West, certified by the International Coach Federation and runs a nursing blog “The Balanced Nurse”, she recently interviewed Pedagogy author Beth Boynton. 
Posted: 4/13/2015 3:59:14 PM
It is a tricky decision whether to tell patients who have dementia that their husband or wife of many years has passed away. 
Posted: 4/13/2015 3:23:59 PM
It can be scary to hold space for conversations on tough topics like bullying, yet, as an expert facilitator and a nurse I know it is one of the most powerful things we can do to set the stage for change.
Posted: 4/13/2015 2:47:30 PM
If you use informational handouts as a primary education method for your chronic care clinics or nurse sick calls, you may be assuming that your patients understand when they do not. Misinformation or lack of information can sabotage your efforts to improve the health of the patients you serve.
Posted: 4/8/2015 10:10:41 AM
THE SITUATION: You’re working medical screening for new detainees at a large urban jail. Your next case arrives for assessment with make-up and bright female clothing, although you also see male-pattern facial hair and muscle structure. What do you do?
Posted: 4/1/2015 10:14:16 AM
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