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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

POLICY & PROCEDURE

EFFECTIVE DATE

JANUARY 1996
ORIGINAL
 REVISION

September 2016
PAGE 1
OF 2
POLICY #

1.40
ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL
NURSING MANUAL
OTHER SURGICAL SERVICES
- UH
TITLE
PRISONERS, CARE OF IN THE INPATIENT O.R.


I. PURPOSE

To outline care and ensure safety while an offender patient is in the Inpatient O.R./PACU at the University
Hospital

II. POLICY

A. Officers accompanying prisoners in the Inpatient O.R. will change into disposable surgical scrub
attire, (refer to O.R. Policy and Procedure #1.06 Dress Code in the Department of Surgical
Services) preferably prior to transferring the patient to the O.R.
B. Medium and maximum offender patients will be wearing restraints and will be accompanied by one
or two officers, depending on the offender patients security classification.
C. Mechanical restraints will be replaced with plastic to prevent patient injury from use of
electrocautery. Following induction of general anesthesia the plastic restraints may be removed.
D. Officers will accompany medium and maximum offender patients into the O.R. for induction of
anesthesia, and at no time can the offender patient be separated from officer(s) prior to the
induction. Following induction of the general anesthesia, the escorting officer(s) will be directed to
the hallway behind the surgical suite where they will remain to retain visual contact with the
offender patient, officers are not allowed to remain in the O.R. suite. Escorting officer(s)are only
permitted to possess their security equipment and radio in this area. For offender patients escorted
by two or more escorting officers, one officer must remain in the O.R. area at all times. The other
escorting staff will be responsible for providing breaks. Correctional institution officer(s), when
available, will provide relief breaks for all others. Once the surgery is completed, the escorting
officer(s) will enter the surgical suite and replace the restraints. The offender patient will then be
transferred to either the PACU or D4/V6 Security Unit for postoperative care.

III. REFERENCE
A. State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections Policy DOC 306, SIMP 1
B. Policy 1.06 Dress Code in the Department of Surgical Services











UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

POLICY & PROCEDURE

EFFECTIVE DATE

JANUARY 1996
ORIGINAL
 REVISION

September 2016
PAGE 2
OF 2
POLICY #

1.40
ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL
NURSING MANUAL
OTHER SURGICAL SERVICES
- UH
TITLE
PRISONERS, CARE OF IN THE INPATIENT O.R.



REVIEWED BY

Surgical Services Policy and Procedure Committee 9/2016
Suzanne Morris, Interim Clinical Operations Manager, Inpatient O.R 6/2016
Chris Corrigan, Director, Security 6/2016

SIGNED BY

Rhonda Beane, MSN, RN
Director, Surgical Services