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Lorry Schoenly

Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN is a nurse author and educator specializing in the field of correctional health care. She provides consulting services to jails and prisons across the country on projects to improve professional nursing practice and patient safety. 

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Our continuing nursing education courses are accredited by the California Board of Registered Nurses, the Georgia Board of Nursing, and the Florida Board of Nursing. All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing education contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467, course provides 1.00 contact hours. This document must be retained by the licensee for a period of four years after the course concludes.

Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, CE Broker Tracking #20-475465, for 1.00 contact hours. CE Provider #: 50-13256.
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Special Issues in Corrections

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Special Issues in Corrections
Our continuing nursing education courses are accredited by the California Board of Registered Nurses, the Georgia Board of Nursing, and the Florida Board of Nursing. All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing education contact hours.

Audience- An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health professionals, and other interested individuals.

Description

The particulars of the incarcerated patient population and the characteristics of the secure environment of care lead to increased healthcare activity involving several nursing concerns. This module provides important information regarding three key concerns for correctional nurses – suicide assessment and intervention; substance withdrawal observation and management; and reducing the spread of infections in a closed setting such as a correctional facility.
 



Objectives


After participating in this educational session, you will be able to:
  • Describe the key concerns of suicide, substance withdrawal, and infection
  • Explain intervention to take to reduce the incidence of suicide attempts, poor substance withdrawal outcomes, and infection spread
  • Outline action to take in the event of a suicide attempt, substance withdrawal initiation, or infectious disease episode in a correctional setting
 

Curriculum


Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – Suicide and Self-Injury
  • Suicide Awareness through the Continuum
  • Suicide Prevention Interventions
  • Responding to a Suicide Attempt
  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: Jail Suicide Prevention 
  • Self-Injury
  • Chapter 2 Check Point
Chapter 3 – Substance Withdrawal
  • Prevalence of Substance Use
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Benzodiazepine Withdrawal
  • Opiate Withdrawal
  • A Word About Drug Overdose
  • Chapter 3 Check Point

Chapter 4 – Infections
  • Prevalence of Infection
  • Infection Transmission Prevention
  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: Hand Hygiene Music Video 
  • Common Infection Concerns
  • Botulism
  • Bugs that are Really Bugs
  • Chapter 4 Check Point
 

 
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