Standards Q & A: Survey After Change in Health Services Provider

Q: We are due for our NCCHC reaccreditation survey in October but have recently changed health services vendors. Will this impact our surve… Continue Reading ›

Correctional Nurse Shares CCHP Prep Experience on YouTube

We were pleasantly surprised to find Erica Soto, RN, CCHP, on YouTube discussing her recent experience studying for and passing the CCHP exam on the first t… Continue Reading ›

Before Estelle: A Firsthand View

It is hard to imagine now, but in the late 1960s and early
1970s there were only about 400,000 individuals housed in prisons and jails … Continue Reading ›

In Memory of 3X322

Over the past few months, I’ve had conversations with a number of our nation’s sheriffs and jail commanders. I’ve been thinking a… Continue Reading ›

Suicide Prevention: This Week, and Always

Sunday marks the start of National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 5-11, 2021. Now more than ever, we need to work together to stop suicide.

In 201… Continue Reading ›

Keep Breathing: The COVID Marathon Goes On

I have a small, polished quartz rock in my office with the
word BREATHE carved on it. It catches my eye at various times throughout the
day, especially when… Continue Reading ›

Vaccines, Variants, and Boosters: What You Should Know

As management of COVID continues to roil communities worldwide, we are seeing an increase in infections caused by new variants, especially in com… Continue Reading ›

Pfizer Vaccine Approval Gives Health Care Professionals New Talking Points

The FDA has fully approved the Pfizer vaccine, which is a great opportunity to open a conversation back up with unvaccinated people who have been carefully … Continue Reading ›

CDC Publishes Guidance on Use of Disinfectants to Reduce Viral Surface Contamination in Correctional Facilities

Workers in correctional facilities, as well as incarcerated persons who are assigned to work details, may be exposed to viral pathogens if communal, high-to… Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Standards and Hepatitis

For World Hepatitis Day, July 28, a reminder of what the standards have to say about hepatitis.

Q: Our state performs hepatitis … Continue Reading ›