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NCJ Number: 148595 Find in a Library
Title: Killer in the Air: Controlling Tuberculosis in Correctional Facilities
Author(s): D Goldentyer
Corporate Author: Instructional Video Productions
United States of America
Project Director: M Schaeffer
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Instructional Video Productions
New York, NY 10016
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video presents a strategy for combatting and preventing tuberculosis (TB) in correctional institutions.
Abstract: Through comments by health care professionals, narration, portrayals of health care services, and other illustrative visual images, this video presents a strategy for addressing TB in correctional facilities, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. It is a three-pronged strategy that consists of surveillance, containment, and assessment. Surveillance involves screening inmates at admission and continued testing of inmates at risk for TB to ensure that those with TB are promptly treated and isolated. The video identifies symptoms of TB. Containment involves the use of environmental and health care procedures that limit the spread of TB. It consists of the use of a respiratory isolation unit that prevents inmates infected with TB from contaminating the air breathed by inmates in the general population. The respiratory unit has a special ventilation system that introduces fresh air and diverts contaminated air to and from the facility. Other containment procedures suggested are a reduction in facility crowding and reduced inmate movement from one unit and facility to another. The assessment component of the strategy involves ensuring that surveillance and containment procedures are properly and continuously implemented.
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Inmate health care; Inmate preventive health education; Tuberculosis
Note: Color VHS video, 17 mins. 24 secs.
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