Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP
Dr. Schoenly has been a nurse for 30 years and is currently specializing in correctional healthcare. She is an author and educator seeking to improve patient safety and professional nursing practice behind bars. Her web-presence, Correctional Nurse, provides information and support to those working in correctional health care. Her books, Essentials of Correctional Nursing and The Correctional Health Care Patient Safety Handbook are available in print and digital on Amazon.
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What to do until medical arrives: Difficulty breathing–
A number of medical emergencies can arise in a jail or prison, and it may take time for a medical staff to arrive
What to do until medical arrives: Blunt trauma–
Whether a fight in the yard, a fall down the steps in the tiers, or a take-down that gets out of hand, blunt trauma is a common emergency situation in a correctional facility
How to recognize opiate withdrawal in inmates–
Whether through prescription drug abuse or IV heroin, opiate addiction is at epidemic proportions
Synthetic marijuana: A very real contraband hazard– 2
If synthetic marijuana is popular in your region, help spread the word of the dangers and misconceptions about this drug
Excited delirium: Medical emergency – not willful resistance– 2
The ability to think and act quickly in an excited delirium situation, then, could spell the difference between gaining control and a lost life
What to do until medical arrives: Bleeding– 1
Your partner has been stabbed, and medical is still a few minutes out; do you know what to do?
Keep yourself safe: Setting boundaries with inmates–
When caring for someone, it’s all too easy to mix personal with professional. Here’s why correctional health care staff (among others) need to set up boundaries with inmates.
Lockdown! Break the infection chain–
Do you know the best methods involved with preventing or ending an infection in your facility? Brush up with these tips
How to tell if an inmate has measles–
Do you know the signs and symptoms of measles so you can contact the medical unit and avert a major outbreak in your facility?
Busting measles myths – is it time to vaccinate inmates?–
These five measles myths are prevalent in our society; check out the truth behind them and protect yourself against a potentially debilitating, deadly virus
Will officers soon be reversing narcotic overdose behind bars?–
Naloxone (Narcan) has been a standard medication in use in emergency situations for over 40 years
The 2015 correctional health care forecast is mentally challenging–
Greatest news concerns are rising needs of incarcerated mentally ill and relationship of mental illness and isolation practices
What to do until medical arrives: Allergic reactions–
An inmate is having an allergic reaction to a insect sting. Do you know how to respond?
4 tips for handling mentally ill inmates– 4
Like it or not, correctional settings have become the defacto psychiatric hospitals of our day; use these tips to keep yourself safe
Use restraint when using restraint chairs– 2
Use of restraint chairs to manage unruly inmates has been the focus of recent lawsuits
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