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December 2014

The number of women in prison is much less than men, however, the rate of growth of female prisoners is nearly double that of males in the US. From 1995 to 2002 the female inmate population grew by 42% and is the fastest growing prison population. Currently 7% of the US prison population and 12...
Posted: 12/31/2014 1:54:56 PM
Delirium is a sudden change in mental status that may occur in older adults at any time but especially during hospitalizations, after surgery, or anytime the environment around them changes.  
Posted: 12/31/2014 12:09:56 PM
Bridging meds is a process in correctional healthcare of covering the medication gap between what the inmate was taking in the community and what is provided behind bars. 
Posted: 12/24/2014 1:44:58 PM
Recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) concludes that new use of benzodiazepines was associated with increased risk of dementia in older adults (age>65). 
Posted: 12/24/2014 11:51:10 AM
Recently, the Drug Enforcement Administration has proposed moving hydrocodone/acetaminophen products (i.e. Lortab, Vicodin) from Schedule III to Schedule II which would significantly impact the way these products are ordered, dispensed, and administered to LTC/PA patients.
Posted: 12/18/2014 9:37:58 AM
Ethical dilemmas are a regular part of correctional nursing practice. Working in a secure environment where the primary mission is not health care can lead to conflicting goals that challenge nurses to consider the very foundation of their professional practice. Here is a review of the...
Posted: 12/17/2014 1:35:53 PM
A West Virginia jail is discovering what many county and state governments have confirmed – inmate healthcare is less expensive when delivered onsite rather than in the community. Why is that? Lets discuss the factors that make onsite healthcare efficient and effective for the corrections...
Posted: 12/10/2014 1:27:22 PM
Shackling laboring inmates has been an issue for some time in corrections. 
Posted: 12/3/2014 9:33:24 AM
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