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Incarcerated People

Infection Control in the Correctional Setting: Hand Washing, Food Handling, Machine Usage and Waste Handling

The crowded conditions that exist in most jails and prisons create an ideal environment for the transmission of contagious diseases. Limited availability of clean laundry, soap and water increase the probability that infectious diseases will be trans...

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Incarcerated People

Infection Control in the Correctional Setting

Introduction Infection Control Program and Infection Control Committee Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Blood Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposures Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Isolation Concepts Culinary Services and Food Handlers Laundry ...

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Incarcerated People

So Your Facility Has CA-MRSA

Introduction Treatment Eradication of Carriage Infection Control Measures Conclusion

Introduction

Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a bacterium commonly found on the skin or anterior nares in the nose of healthy individuals. Although SA often...

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Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal Complications of HIV Disease

Oral Lesions Esophageal Lesions Diarrhea Anorectal Disease

Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are common among those who are HIV-infected. Sometimes the first clue that a previously undiagnosed inmate/patient is HIV-infected is the prese...

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Gastrointestinal

Flowchart: Evaluation of Diarrhea in Patients With HIV

Diarrhea is defined as loose, watery stools occurring more than three times in one day. The average adult has a bout of diarrhea four times per year. It is a common problem that usually lasts a day or two and goes away on its own without any special ...

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Incarcerated People

A Correctional Perspective on SARS

The sudden global emergence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has sickened over 8,000 individuals, crippled health care delivery, and has had a devastating impact on the economy. The causative agent, a novel Coronavirus, is not previously k...

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Incarcerated People

Providing Palliative Care for Incarcerated Patients

Table of Contents

Introduction Pain and Symptom Management Nociceptive and Neuropathic Pain Administering Analgesics Mitigating Analgesic Side Effects Challenges in Correctional Settings Solutions Palliative Care Settings Staff Commi...

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Hepatitis C

Recommendations for Those on the Frontline Against Hepatitis C

NOTE: NIH Consensus Statements are prepared by a non-advocate, non-Federal panel of experts, based on (1) presentations by investigators working in areas relevant to the consensus questions during a 2-day public session; (2) questions and statements ...

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Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in Those With HIV Infection

Prior to the availability of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), most patients with HIV infection could expect to experience a fairly predictable and inexorable decline in their CD4 count. Once a patient's CD4 count declines significantly, prophy...