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It may be prudent for a physical assessment to be performed either in the custody suite or in the local hospital before self-administration of medications discount viagra super active 25 mg amex. Medication brought with the prisoner or collected from the home address should be checked to ensure that it has the correct name and dosage and that the quantity left is consistent with the date of issue generic 50 mg viagra super active mastercard. If there is doubt cheap viagra super active 50 mg otc, police person- nel should verify with the pharmacist, family doctor, or hospital. If the medicine is unlabeled, it is preferable to issue a new prescription, especially with liquid preparations, such as methadone. The detainee should have access to food and fluids as appropriate and should also have a period of rest of 8 hours during each 24 hours. Epilepsy Many detainees state that they have “fits” and there is a need to differen- tiate, if possible, between epilepsy and seizures related to withdrawal from alcohol or benzodiazepines; it is also important to consider hypoglycemia. The type of seizure should be ascertained, together with the frequency and date of the most recent one. Treatment may be given if the detainee is in posses- sion of legitimate medication; however, if he or she is intoxicated with alcohol or other central nervous system-depressant drugs, treatment should generally be deferred until the detainee is no longer intoxicated. The custody staff should have basic first aid skills to enable them to deal with medical emergencies, such as what to do when someone has a fit. If a detainee with known epilepsy has a seizure while in custody, a medical assess- ment is advisable, although there is probably no need for hospitalization. How- ever, if a detainee with known epilepsy has more than one fit or a detainee has a “first-ever” fit while in custody, then transfer to a hospital is recommended. Diazepam intravenously or rectally is the treatment of choice for status epilepticus (11). Any detainee requiring parenteral medication to control fits should be observed for a period in the hospital. Asthma Asthma is a common condition; a careful history and objective recording of simple severity markers, such as pulse and respiratory rate, blood pressure, speech, chest auscultation, mental state, and peak expiratory flow rate, should identify patients who require hospitalization or urgent treatment (Table 4) (12). Detainees with asthma should be allowed to retain bronchodilators for the acute relief of bronchospasm (e. Diabetes It is often desirable to obtain a baseline blood glucose measurement when detainees with diabetes are initially assessed and for this to be repeated if necessary throughout the detention period. All doctors should have the means to test blood glucose, using either a strip for visual estimation or a quantitative meter. Oral hypoglycemics and insulin should be continued and consideration given to supervision of insulin injections. Regular meals and snacks should be provided, and all patients with diabetes should have access to rapidly absorbed, carbohydrate-rich food. If the blood glucose is less than 4 mmol/L in a conscious person, oral carbohydrates should be given. In a detainee who is 210 Norfolk and Stark unconscious or restless, an intravenous bolus of 50 mL of 50% dextrose solu- tion may be difficult to administer and may result in skin necrosis if extravasa- tion occurs; therefore, 1 mg of glucagon can be given intramuscularly, followed by 40% glucose gel orally or applied to the inside of the mouth. Glucagon can give an initial glycemic response even in a patient with alcoholic liver disease (13); however, it should be remembered that in severe alcoholics with depleted glycogen stores, the response to glucagon may be reduced or ineffective. Heart Disease The main problems encountered include a history of hypertension, angina, cardiac failure, and stable dysrhythmias. Basic cardiovascular assessment may be required, including examination of the pulse and blood pressure, together with auscultation of the heart and lungs for evidence of murmurs or cardiac failure. Prescribed medication should be continued, and detainees should be allowed to keep their glyceryl trinitrate spray or tablet with them in the cell. Chest pain that does not settle with glyceryl trinitrate will obviously require further assessment in the hospital. Sickle Cell Disease Most detainees with sickle cell disease are aware of their illness and the symptoms to expect during an acute sickle cell crisis. Medical management in custody should not pose a problem unless there is an acute crisis, when hospital transfer may be required. Conditions of detention should be suitable, with adequate heating and access to fluids and analgesics as appropriate. General Injuries Detailed documentation of injuries is an important and common request. The injuries may have occurred before or during the arrest, and documenta- tion of such injuries may form part of the investigation to refute counter alle- gations of assault. A record of each injury, as outlined in Chapter 4, should be made and basic first aid provided. Certain wounds may be treated with Steri-Strips or Histo- acryl glue in the police station (14), although occasionally transfer to a hospital will be required for further medical assessment (e. Head Injuries Any suspected head injury should receive a detailed assessment (15). The time, place, and nature of the injury should be ascertained from the detainee or from any witnesses who were present. Examination should include measurement of pulse and blood pressure, Glasgow Coma Scale (16), and neurological assessment. The indications for hospital assessment include situations in which there are problems with the assessment of the patient or an increased risk of skull fracture or an intracranial bleed (Table 5) (17). Ingestion of alcohol or drugs and relevant past medical history should be ascertained. Although deaths in police custody are rare, head injuries accounted for 10% and substance abuse, including alcohol and drugs, accounted for 25% in a survey of such deaths between 1990 and 1997 in England and Wales (18). There should be a low threshold for referral to hospitals, especially if a detainee with a head injury is also under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If the detainee is to remain in custody, then instructions regarding the management of patients with head injuries should be left verbally and in writing with the custody staff and given to the patient on release (19). Police 212 Norfolk and Stark Table 6 Brief Mental State Examination • Appearance Self-care, behavior • Speech Rate, volume • Thought Association, content (delusions) • Perception Hallucinations, illusions • Obsessive/compulsive Behaviors • Mood Biological symptoms (sleep, appetite, energy, concentration, memory) • Cognitive function Short-term memory, concentration, long-term memory • Risk behaviors Self harm, harm to others should be advised that when checking a detainee’s conscious level they are required to rouse and speak with the detainee, obtaining a sensible response. Appendix 3 outlines the Glasgow Coma Scale, a head injury warning card for adults, and an observation checklist for custody staff responsible for the health care of detainees. Infectious Diseases The doctor may be called to advise the police regarding infectious dis- eases. Because the popula- tion in police custody is at high risk for blood-borne viruses, such as hepatitis and the human immunodeficiency virus (20), all individuals should be consid- ered a potential risk, and observation of good clinical practice relating to body fluids to avoid contamination risks is essential (21). General Psychiatric Problems When a psychiatric disorder is suspected, an assessment involving back- ground information, full psychiatric history (if known), observation of the detainee, and mental state examination (Table 6) should be performed by the doctor to assess whether there is any evidence of mental illness. The doctor should then consider whether diversion from the criminal justice system is appropriate. If the detainee has committed a minor offense and there is only evidence of minor to moderate mental illness, treatment may be arranged in the community, in outpatients, or in the day hospital. However, if the detainee has an acute major mental illness but has only committed a minor or moderate offense, then admission to the hospital for further assess- Care of Detainees 213 ment and treatment is required either informally or if necessary formally. When the offense is more serious and there is evidence of probable mental illness needing further assessment, then the detainee may need to go before the court for such an assessment to be ordered.

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They also have little or no ability for “post-conventional level,” where moral judgments are what is called symbolic representation, that is, the ability based on personal beliefs. People in this stage of moral to conceive of things existing outside of their immediate development will do what they consider is “right” even vicinity. In this stage, children begin to use lan- guage and other representational systems to conceive of, Further Reading and even discuss, things or people who are not physically Marse, Michele Black. That is, preoperational children can conceive of things that are not present, but they can not conceive of others perceiving what they can not. The classic example of this kind of thinking is the young child John Dewey who in order to hide simply covers his eyes, thinking that since he can no longer see, no one else can either. Dur- dently before entering the graduate program in philosophy ing the formal operational stage, from age 12 to adult- at Johns Hopkins University. In contrast, functionalism sought to consider the total organism as it functioned in the environment—an active perceiver rather than a passive receiver of stimuli. Dewey was also an educational reformer and a pio- neer in the field of educational psychology. Paralleling his philosophical and psychological theories, his concept of instrumentalism in education stressed learning by doing, as opposed to authoritarian teaching methods and rote learning. Dewey’s ideas have remained at the center of much educational philosophy in the United States. While at the University of Chicago, Dewey founded an experimental school to develop and study new educa- tional methods, a project that won him both fame and controversy. He experimented with educational curricula and methods, successfully combining theory and prac- tice, and also pioneered in advocating parental participa- tion in the educational process. His first influential book on education, The School and Society (1899), was adapt- ed from a series of lectures to parents of the pupils in his school at the University of Chicago. During his time at Columbia, he continued working on the applications of psychology to problems in education, and his work in- fluenced educational ideas and practices throughout the world. Dewey served as president of the American Psy- writings on educational theory and practice were widely chological Association from 1899 to 1900 and was the read and accepted. He held that the disciplines of philoso- first president of the American Association of University phy, pedagogy, and psychology should be understood as Professors in 1915. In the following years, mentalist” theory of knowledge, in which ideas are seen to Dewey surveyed educational practices in several foreign exist primarily as instruments for the solution of problems countries, including Turkey, Mexico, and the Soviet encountered in the environment. After his retirement in 1930, Dewey continued Dewey’s work at the University of Chicago between his writing and his advocacy of political and educational 1894 and 1904—together with that of his colleague, causes, including the advancement of adult education. Rowland Angell (1869-1949)—made that institution a Among Dewey’s large body of writings are: Applied world-renowned center of the functionalist movement in Psychology: An Introduction to the Principles and Prac- psychology. Dewey’s functionalism was influenced by tice of Education (1889), Interest as Related to Will Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, as well as by the (1896), Studies in Logical Theory (1903), How We Think ideas of William James and by Dewey’s own instrumen- (1910), Democracy and Education (1916), Experience talist philosophy. His 1896 paper, “The Reflex Arc Con- and Nature (1925), Philosophy and Civilization (1931), cept in Psychology,” is generally considered the first Experience and Education (1938), and Freedom and major statement establishing the functionalist school. In cases where the evi- control, and adjustment disorders, as well as factitious dence of a literature review was found to be insufficient (false) disorders. The fourth axis includes any envi- ronmental or psychosocial factors affecting a person’s Further Reading condition (such as the loss of a loved one, sexual abuse, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th divorce, career changes, poverty, or homelessness). The term “neurosis” was generally used for a variety of conditions that involved some form of anxiety, whereas “psychosis” referred to Differential psychology conditions in which the patient had lost the ability to The area of psychology concerned with measuring function normally in daily life and/or had lost touch with and comparing differences in individual and group reality. Conditions formerly referred to as psychotic cis Galton’s investigation of the effects of heredity on are now found in Axis I as well. It was Binet who de- cause, average age at onset, possible complications, veloped the first standardized intelligence test. Growth in amount of impairment, prevalence, gender ratio, predis- related areas such as genetics and developmental psy- posing factors, and family patterns. Specialists in rehabilitation most traits, follows the normal probability or “bell” medicine, sometimes referred to as physiatrists, diagnose curve first derived from the study of heights of soldiers. People with hearing or vision loss require special education, including instruction in lip Some areas of research focused on today by psy- reading, sign language, or Braille. Physical rehabilitation chologists working in differential psychology are the ef- for individuals with musculoskeletal disabilities includes fect of heredity and environment on behavioral differ- passive exercise of affected limbs and active exercise for ences and differences in intelligence among individuals parts of the body that are not affected. Observations about group differences can be ing, including counseling, helps persons whose disabilities misused and turn into stereotypes when mean character- make it necessary for them to find new jobs or careers. Further Reading Recent technological advances—especially those in- Eysenck, Michael W. Individual Differences: Normal and Ab- volving computer-aided devices—have aided immeasur- normal. These include voice-recognition aids for the par- alyzed; optical character-recognition devices for the blind; sip-and-puff air tubes that enable quadriplegics to Disability type and control wheelchair movements with their mouths; and computerized electronic grids that translate Any physical, mental, sensory, or psychological im- eye movements into speech. In addition to access, mobil- pairment or deficiency resulting in the lack, loss, or ity for the disabled has become an area of concern. Disabilities may be caused by congenital, traumatic, pathological, or other factors, and vary widely in severi- Public attitudes toward the disabled have changed. They may be temporary or permanent, correctable or Since the 1970s, advocates for the disabled have won irreversible. Physical disabilities include blindness, deaf- passage of numerous laws on the federal, state, and local ness, deformity, muscular and nervous disorders, paraly- levels aimed at making education, employment, and pub- sis, and loss of limbs. Paralysis is frequently caused by lic accommodation more accessible through the elimina- injuries to the spinal cord, with the extent of paralysis tion of physical barriers to access, as well as affirmative depending on the portion of the spine that is injured. Other causes of disabilities were formerly confined to their homes or to institutions, include cerebral hemorrhage, arthritis and other bone the current trend is geared toward reintegrating disabled diseases, amputation, severe pulmonary or cardiac dis- persons into the community in ways that enable them the ease, nerve diseases, and the natural process of aging. Approximately 35 million people building entrances, curbs, and public restrooms has been in the United States are disabled. For example, the parent may depend Estimates of people with dyslexia range from 2% to excessively on the child for emotional support (loose the National Institutes of Health figure of 15% of the boundaries) or prevent the child from developing au- U. It is a complicated disorder with no tonomy by making all the decisions for the child (rigid identifiable cause or cure, yet it is highly responsive to boundaries). The most • Boundaries between the family as a whole and the out- obvious symptoms of the dyslexic show up in reading side world may also be too loose or too rigid. The dyslexic may have caregiver, hero, scapegoat, saint, bad girl or boy, little trouble transferring information across modalities, for prince or princess—that serve to restrict feelings, expe- example from verbal to written forms.

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A systems audit in clinical monitoring ity control steps incorporated in the procedures, on can be based on investigator site audits where interfaces between different functions and depart- clinical monitoring activities are assessed in ments and on relationship to external providers. Training proce- ‘core audit elements’ and ‘enriched’ by additional dures and documentation for monitors should be elements to form a systems audit. The following paragraphs This includes the review of activities such as co- describe selected systems audit; further informa- monitoring or supervised visits. Doc- the very limited information on the drug’s toxico- umentation of monitoring visits is essential, and logical and pharmacological effects on one hand the audit should therefore evaluate the contents of and the importance of the trials to the entire drug monitoring reports and their timely preparation development program on the other hand, audits of and also check if contacts with the investigator such trials are a valuable component of the audit sites between monitoring visits are adequate program. Such systems audits tion (or alternative documentation for systems are performed across functional boundaries. Such which have been in place for a long time and are systems audit can be combined with a database not validated according to current requirements) audit and/or an audit of the final study report. System documentation, instruction manuals in data management, for statistical analyses and and appropriate training records for anybody report generation is fully validated and validation involved in computer systems (either as developer is adequately documented. All programs written, hardware and software should be checked during including database set up and statistical analyses the audit. Conclusions drawn in the final study report must be valid and substantiated by clinical data included in the Investigational medicinal products report. Finally, account- individual involved in conducting a trial should be ability and reconciliation information for the qualified by education, training and experience to study medication should be consistently performed perform his or her respective task(s)’. For each employee in clinical drug development, training Pharmacovigilance/safety reporting records should be available to document the train- ing and demonstrate the qualification and experi- Pharmacovigilance is a key area in clinical devel- ence. Training files should be archived when opment, and information on adverse events experi- employees leave the company. The training records enced in clinical trials and after the drug has been should also include a current job description and launched must be reliably handled and reported previous versions should be retained. Attendance at internal panies must have a clearly defined pharmacovigi- and external training courses and conferences/ lance system established even before they have a meetings should be documented. Ideally, training product in the market and are still in the drug programs are outlined for induction and continual development phase to be able to make proper training. A dedicated person (and The audit should also verify procedures in those a backup) must be responsible for the management functional areas which provide services to the and operation of the archive. A reasonable timeframe should be specified the capability of an external provider, such audits for documentation to be moved into the archive can also be conducted to verify compliance after trial termination. To ensure Refrigerators/freezers/cold rooms must be tem- that they are capable of providing the services in a perature-monitored, connected to an alarm system, reliable manner and to the standards expected in be maintained, cleaned and calibrated as required. Accessed January 1, variety of functional areas and cross-functional, to 2006, at http://pharmacos. Auditors should be able to deal with con- Validation in Clinical Research – a Practical Guide. AccessedFebruary1,2006,athttp:// assessments and contribution to inspection readi- www. European Commission, Volume 4, Good Manufacturing References Practices, Annex 13 Manufacture of Investigational Medicinal Products, July 2003. Medical experiments in non-patient volunteer Expert Group of the German Society for Good Research studies. Accessed January 1, 2006, at onmental Management Systems Auditing, 3 October http://www. Quality Management Systems – Fun- Sponsors, Contract Research Organizations and damentals and Vocabulary, 20 September 2005. Effective and practical risk man- Characterized, Therapeutic, Biotechnology-derived agement options for computerised systems valida- Products, November 1995. Accessed Assembly, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2000, with Note February 1, 2006, at http://www. There is a growing need to contain medical medication in the overall health system has costs. There is a growing recognition of the capability professional intervention required to prescribe of patients to treat themselves in a rational and pharmaceuticals represents the dominant cost safe manner. The older authoritarian model of in the handling of many common types of medicine is being gradually replaced by a more illness. There is an increasing desire by patients to ness, which is not ordinarily considered an participate in their own medical care. Theworld prescription medications, so that treatment may increasingly possesses a well-informed and begin sooner. This can significantly shorten the intellectually capable population that demands total length of suffering, especially when the an active and inclusive role in its own natural course of a disease is brief or when healthcare. The quantity of information now available to the average person, both through formal educa- An example of this last phenomenon is in the tion and through the media, has increased treatment of vaginal candidiasis. Research has shown that the accuracy of the Appropriate labeling and advertising of the med- clinician’s diagnosis in this setting is no better than ication can have a major impact on the extent to that of the woman herself. The patient itself but as the whole package of drug, labeling, obtained equally accurate diagnosis and far more and advertising, designed to encourage safe and rapid treatment for a disease that is very uncomfor- effective self-medication. Severe cases of vaginal candidiasis with eral vital considerations concern suitability of a heavy discharge are now much less common. A cold evolves quickly, the entire illness lasting only a First of all, and nothing to do with the drug itself, few days. Even with the most skillful clinician eliciting the history, there is a The criteria by which a drug may be judged as degradation of information as it moves from patient suitable for self-medication are never absolute. Many drugs, labeling, this barrier may be surmounted by limit- particularly those used for a long time as prescrip- ing use to patients who have previously had the tion medications, have extensive safety databases. Once some diseases have been experienced, predate modern research standards and newer they are unmistakable. Also, with some the need for the Sponsor to think creatively in drugs, the tolerability of one formulation may dif- evaluating whether or not a disease can be made fer greatly from that of another. This consideration can often be a dominant factor in determining The effects and consequences of toxicity and whether a condition is safely self-treatable. However, it is usually wise to place a time limit propensity to cause limited adverse effects). The determined by its effect on special populations, goal is to provide the lowest effective dose. It is including those patients who are particularly sen- vital to retain medically meaningful efficacy that sitive to its effects. Care should be taken to examine will provide patients with satisfying results if self- atypical patients in a study population, as well as treatment is to fulfill its proper role in the medical individual adverse reaction reports. The Sponsor must weigh safety and the Sponsor’s viewpoint tolerability against efficacy, both in the general and special populations. Failure to obtain satisfactory encountered while working as a junior hospital efficacy typically results in the patient seeking doctor.