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Medical Services

Visiting Nurses Association provides nursing services within the Douglas County Correctional Facility and are on site 7 days a week.

A medical screening questionnaire is completed when arrestee/inmate is brought into the facility.  Recent injuries, chronic medical problems, as well as acute illnesses, are addressed at this time.

Physicals are performed on each inmate within 14 days of custody.  

Prescription medications are confirmed through the arrestee/inmate's personal physician, hospital, and or clinic.  These physician approved medications are reviewed by our facility physician and/or psychiatrist, and initiated if doctor approved.

Over the counter medications are provided as necessary. 

Diabetic testing is continued by medical staff when ordered by the physician. 

Other specialty treatments/areas include - EKG (heart tracings), wound care, breathing treatments, IV therapy and laboratory testing. 

Medical referrals to appropriate specialists, (dentist, physical therapy, oncologist, etc...) are offered when the clinic physician deems necessary.  

COMMITMENTS

Those who have been committed to the correctional facility through a scheduled court order, for any period of time, may preregister through medical.  If wishing to preregister so that medications and treatment are continued, please do the following:

  1. Contact your doctor(s).
  2. Notify doctor(s) that they need to coordinate with Douglas County Correctional Medical Staff at (785) 830-1023.
  3. Notify doctor(s) that they will need to fax information on your current medications and treatments before your scheduled commitment date.


COMMUNITY EDUCATION ON COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

Communicable diseases are addressed in three ways within the Douglas County Correctional Facility:

  1. Prevention/education of staff.
  2. Reporting/disease tracking of inmate illnesses.
  3. Education of inmates.


General education on Communicable Disease Transmission Prevention within the Douglas County Correctional Facility:

  1. Visual detection of or if an inmate is complaining of a wound, open sore, bug bite, and/or drainage, swelling or blood with open sore then notify medical unit immediately.
  2. Officers are to always wear gloves.  Gloves, vinyl or latex, are to be worn when having any contact with an inmate.  All inmates should be considered potentially contagious whenever direct contact is anticipated with blood, body fluids, non-intact skin and mucous membranes.
  3. Practice good hand hygiene.  Adequate hand hygiene is the simplest effective infection control measure for preventing and containing infections.  Hands should be washed for at least 15 seconds using warm soap and water.
  4. Staff and Inmates are to utilize cleaning solutions provided within the facility for general cleaning and sanitation of any areas that could have been contaminated.

Sheriff Ken McGovern

Sheriff McGovern

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18.08.2017