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NCJ Number: 68733 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: RESIDENT GUIDE TO SELF-CARE
Author(s): D RIEGER; M SHAW; M TOMCZYK; B L WORGESS
Corporate Author: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Office of Health Care
Correctional Health Care Program
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Lansing, MI 48913
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77-ED-99-0026
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ADVOCATING SELF-CARE PROGRAMS IN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, THIS GUIDE OUTLINES AND DESCRIBES MANY COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS, THE PROPER TREATMENT FOR THEM, AND THE POINT AT WHICH HELP SHOULD BE SOUGHT.
Abstract: INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROVIDED ON HOW TO MAKE MEDICINES, WITH A SHORT LIST OF MEDICATION TYPES AND WHAT MAY HAPPEN IF THEY ARE TAKEN INCORRECTLY INCLUDING ANTIBIOTICS, PAIN MEDICATIONS, ANTIDEPRESSANT MEDICATIONS, AND SEIZURE AND SYMPTOMATIC MEDICATIONS). ADVICE IS GIVEN ON SUNBURN AND MEDICATIONS. AN INDEX FACILITATES RETRIEVAL OF INFORMATION ON VARIOUS DRUGS. THE BULK OF THE GUIDE CONSISTS OF POINTERS ON SELF-TREATMENT AND WHEN TO CONTACT HEALTH SERVICES FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS. THESE INCLUDE TREATMENT FOR ACNE, BLISTERS, BOILS, HEMORRHOIDS (PILES), HIVES, SUNBURN, SPLINTERS, SHAVE BUMPS, HEAD INJURIES, CUTS AND SCRAPES, BRUISES, AND COLD SORES. TREATMENT IS OUTLINED FOR ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION, FAINTING SPELLS (SYNCOPE), CHOKING, FROSTBITE, HEAD INJURIES, SPRAINS AND STRAINS, SEVERE BLEEDING, PUNCTURE WOUNDS, HYPERVENTILATION SYNDROME, AND HEAT STROKES. ALSO DISCUSSED ARE CONSTIPATION, DIARRHEA, DOUCHING, COMMON COLDS, FEVER, HEADACHES, TOOTHACHES, BACKACHES, EARACHES, INSECT BITES AND STINGS, INSOMNIA, INSULIN REACTIONS, MINOR BURNS, UPSET STOMACH, VAGINAL DISCHARGE, SINUS PROBLEMS, NOSEBLEEDS, PAIN WITH URINATION, POISONING, AND NAUSEA AND VOMITING.
Index Term(s): Inmate Programs; Medical and dental services; Minimum basic training; Self-help programs
Note: CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM - RESOURCE MANUAL
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