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2013
Document 020803
Preventive Health Care (Federal Bureau of Prisons -- Clinical Practice Guidelines)
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC).
Health maintenance recommendations for federal inmates are outlined. Sections of this document are: purpose; preventive health care overview; preventive health care scope of services at intake, preventive baseline visit, and preventive periodic visit; preventive health care delivery; and preventive health care program evaluation. Appendixes include: intake parameters; scope of services for sentenced inmates; guidelines by disease state--infectious disease screening, cancer screening, colorecta... Read More
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41 p.
2013
Document 027282
A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations Adults/Adolescents: Second Edition
By Little, Kristin. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women. DNA Initiative (Washington, DC).
“A timely, high-quality medical forensic examination can potentially validate and address sexual assault patients’7 concerns, minimize the trauma they may experience, and promote their healing. At the same time, it can increase the likelihood that evidence collected will aid in criminal case investigation, resulting in perpetrators being held accountable and further sexual violence prevented. The examination and the related responsibilities of health care personnel are the focus of this protocol... Read More
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145 pages
2013
Document 027237
Guidelines for Disease Management
National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) (Chicago, IL).
“NCCHC's guidelines help correctional health professionals to effectively manage diseases commonly found in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities … Each guideline provides a list of recommended resources to support evidence-based practice and quality improvement”. Access is provided to guidelines for adults covering: alcohol detoxification, asthma, chronic noncancer pain management; diabetes; hyperlipidemia; hypertension; and opioid detoxification. Guidelines for ADHD, asthma, diabe... Read More
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2013
Document 027514
Recommendations for Administrators of Prisons, Jails, and Community Confinement Facilities for Adapting the U.S. Department of Justice’s “A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, Adults/Adolescents”
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) (Washington, DC).
“This guide is designed to assist administrators of prisons, jails, and community confinement facilities in drafting or revising protocols for an immediate response to reports of sexual assault. Sexual assault is a persistent problem in correctional environments with life-altering consequences for victims as well as for the integrity of correctional institutions and the fundamental principles of justice. The U.S. Department of Justice’s “National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Pris... Read More
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66 pages
2013
Document 027829
Alcohol Detoxification
National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) (Chicago, IL).
“Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS), prevalent among individuals entering holding cells and jails, can progress to delirium tremens and death. National surveys show significant gaps in quality for management of AWS in corrections, including underuse of recommended protocols for detoxification. Since AWS represents an important preventable cause of death in corrections, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care has issued a new guideline for alcohol detoxification in correctional setting... Read More
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5 pages
2012
Document 026206
Managed Care and Cost Containment
Montana Dept. of Corrections (Helena, MT).
“The Department of Corrections facilities will monitor and maintain offender health care services and costs to provide the recommended and necessary level of health care to offenders in Department custody” (p. 1). Procedures cover: general requirements; adult facilities; youth facilities; managed care recommendations; and cost containment recommendations.... Read More
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3 pages
2012
Document 026379
Model Sexual Health Care Standards for Youth in State Custody
Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP). Teen SENSE (New York, NY).
These standards “are designed to reflect the minimum requirements that facilities should meet in order to appropriately address the sexual health care needs of youth in the state’s care. These Standards focus on sexual health care because youth in state custody are at higher risk of STIs, including HIV, yet services to address this risk typically have been inadequate or nonexistent. Youth in out-of-home care rely on the institutions where they are housed to address these needs. While the length ... Read More
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50 Pages
2012
Document 026380
Model Sexual Health Education Standards for Youth in State Custody
Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP). Teen SENSE (New York, NY).
These standards “are designed to reflect the minimum requirements of curricula that meet the sexual health knowledge needs of LGBTQ and heterosexual youth in out-of-home custody. The Model Sexual Health Education Standards include: content goals (divided according to the time a youth spends at a state facility); instructional characteristics (standards to which classroom environments and practices should adhere); and instructor characteristics (which set forth competencies that teachers of sexua... Read More
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29 Pages
2012
Document 027238
Guideline for Disease Management in Correctional Settings: Opioid Detoxification|“Last reviewed: October 2012.”
National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) (Chicago, IL).
“Acute opioid withdrawal is common upon entry into correctional facilities. Untreated withdrawal results in needless suffering, potential interruption of life-sustaining medical treatments, such as HIV treatment, masked symptoms from other life-threatening illness, and, rarely, death. In the absence of systematic screening and assessment, acute opioid withdrawal often goes unrecognized and untreated. National surveys show significant gaps in quality of care for opioid withdrawal in corrections, ... Read More
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5 pages
2012
Document 027242
Guideline for Disease Management in Correctional Settings: Chronic Noncancer Pain Management|"Last reviewed: October 2012."
National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) (Chicago, IL).
“The International Association for the Study of Pain defines chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) as ‘‘pain that persists beyond normal tissue healing time, which is assumed to be 3 months. It should be of sufficient intensity to adversely affect a patient’s well-being, level of function, and quality of life.” CNCP is not managed the same as cancer pain or pain at the end of life. Palliative care requires a separate guideline. Management of CNCP poses an enormous challenge to correctional health profes... Read More
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4 pages
2012
Document 027242
Guideline for Disease Management in Correctional Settings: Chronic Noncancer Pain Management|"Last reviewed: October 2012."
National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) (Chicago, IL).
“The International Association for the Study of Pain defines chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) as ‘‘pain that persists beyond normal tissue healing time, which is assumed to be 3 months. It should be of sufficient intensity to adversely affect a patient’s well-being, level of function, and quality of life.” CNCP is not managed the same as cancer pain or pain at the end of life. Palliative care requires a separate guideline. Management of CNCP poses an enormous challenge to correctional health profes... Read More
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4 pages
2011
Document 023446
Federal Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines: Sexually Transmitted Treatment Tables
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC).
Treatment tables are provided for: gonorrhea, chlamydia, nongonococcal urethritis and PID (pelvic inflammatory disease); herpes simplex virus (HSV), vaginitis, and genital warts; syphilis screening guidelines and diagnostic tests; and syphilis treatment and monitoring.... Read More
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10 p.
2011
Document 023445
Federal Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines: Lice and Scabies Protocol
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC).
Recommended procedures for dealing with lice and scabies are provided. For each ectoparasite these protocols cover causative agent, life cycle of head lice/presentation of scabies, diagnosis, mode of transmission, infectious period, treatment, infection control measures, management of contacts, and reporting.... Read More
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15 p.
2011
Document 023527
Federal Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines: Management of Varicella Zoster Virus Infections
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC).
Recommended standards for the medical management of federal inmates with varicella (chicken pox) and zoster (shingles) virus infections are provided. Sections of this document include: purpose; varicella zoster virus (VZV) overview—epidemiology, varicella (chickenpox), and herpes zoster (shingles); screening and diagnosis; treatment—treatment of varicella and herpes zoster and patient education; control measures—housing inmates with varicella, contact investigations, post-exposure prophylaxis, a... Read More
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29 p.
2011
Document 025839
TIP 53: Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (Rockville, MD). CDM Group, Inc. (Bethesda, MD); JBS International, Inc. (Rockville, MD).
This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) covers viral hepatitis in individuals who have substance abuse problems. “Each TIP involves the development of topic-specific best-practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of substance use and mental disorders” (p. vii). Chapters contained in this TIP are: overview of viral hepatitis; screening for viral hepatitis; evaluation of chronic hepatitis; helping clients make medical decisions about hepatitis treatment; hepatitis treatment; counselin... Read More
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146 pages
2004
Document 019576
Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Access to Federal Bureau of Prisons medical treatment and clinical practice guidelines and general resources is provided at this website.... Read More
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