Correctional Nurses on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Omaha System Guidelines Documentation Case Study

Lindsay Novacek, Deborah Shelton, Rebecca Luethy, B. Sue Medley-Lane, Tara M. McLane, Karen A. Monsen

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Abstract

During a pandemic, basic public health precautions must be taken across settings and populations. However, confinement conditions change what can be done in correctional settings. Correctional nursing (CN) care, like all nursing care, needs to be named and encoded to be recognized and used to generate data that will advance the discipline and maintain standards of care. The Omaha System is a standardized interprofessional terminology that has been used since 1992 to guide and document care. In 2019, a collaboration between the newly formed American Correctional Nurses Association and the Omaha System Community of Practice began a joint effort with other stakeholders aimed at encoding evidence-based pandemic response interventions used in CN. The resulting guidelines are included and illustrated with examples from CN practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-102
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Correctional Health Care
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2021

Keywords

  • correctional nursing
  • COVID-19
  • guidelines
  • interventions
  • Omaha System

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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