156 Tri-Council Alliance for Nursing, COVID-19, and Implications for Correctional Nursing – Part 2

Part 2 of this presentation seeks to formulate a response from correctional nursing about the significance of COVID-19 current practice and direction for future correctional nurse workforce preparedness across the overlapping areas of nursing practice, education, and regulation based on our collective experiences. It is proposed that this document be disseminated to the Tri-Council Alliance […]

149 Tri-Council Alliance for Nursing, COVID-19, and Implications for Correctional Nursing – Part 1

Over 200 nurse leaders formed the Tri-Council Alliance for Nursing with representation from the leading national nursing organizations. They sought to address issues that arose from COVID-19 such as staffing shortages, disrupted clinical education, nurse training/retraining, and behavioral health support. This is critical as nurses are being called upon to administer COVID-19 vaccines and continue […]

144 Essentials of Nursing Documentation Practices

High quality nursing assessments and documentation skills can be difficult to maintain, especially when using electronic health records. This course will be a refresher on what is important to document for nursing encounters knowing you might be reading it as the only source of information three years later in court. It will include discussion of […]

132 The Power of Words: Use of Humanizing Language to Enhance Patient Care

The way we label people has an impact on what we think of them and how we interact with them. Language is key to all health promotion. This talk will focus on the need to prioritize our interactions with our patients to maintain the therapeutic relationship and the need to rehumanize our patients and address […]

125 Hematuria: A Simplified Clinical Approach for Adult Patients

The talk will present a complete review of hematuria, with discussion of evaluation, etiology, diagnosis workup, and risk factors for malignancy. It will present a simplification of algorithm for adults patients based on guidelines from the American Urological Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. A clinical case discussion will illustrate the concepts. Learning […]

126 Building a Partnership to Improve Health Literacy in Detained Youth

Using an innovative partnership model, nursing faculty from a large urban university and administrators and health care providers from a juvenile justice facility develop programming to improve health literacy for detained adolescents. Graduate nursing students and faculty provide developmentally appropriate programming on topics such as sexual health, drug abuse/naloxone administration, mindfulness, and career opportunities in […]

120 Synthetic Cannabinoids Behind the Walls

Synthetic cannabinoids, also called K2 or Spice, have become the most prevalent drug inside jails and prisons. This presentation will provide an overview of this drug crisis from a patient care perspective and discuss the multitude of concerns it presents for staff members who are exposed unwillingly on a regular basis. Learning Objectives: Differentiate between […]

114 Radical Engagement: Confined Youth and Nursing Students Coming Together for Learning

In 2016, University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing and Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center developed a collaboration aimed at increasing health literacy among residents and exposing students to the lived experience of confined youth. A faculty member will describe the program focusing on educational objectives for nursing students, and two nursing students will […]

108 Justice Partnerships With Academia: Building Upon the Evidence

Academic-service partnerships are defined as strategic relationships between educational and practice settings that are established to advance their mutual interests related to practice, education, and research. This panel of prison, jail, community supervision, and academic professionals currently in partnerships will respond to findings of an integrative review of literature on academic service partnerships and translate […]

102 Correctional Nurses on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Case Study

An approach to documenting evidence demonstrating the scope and practice for the correctional nursing specialty will be presented. Demonstration of this evidence is critical to defining the value of correctional nursing. The case example examines nursing actions during the initial COVID-19 pandemic and encoding interventions toward the goal of documenting, disseminating, and evaluating evidence-based correctional […]