Have you just discovered the hidden healthcare practice setting of jails and prisons? Maybe you responded to an employment notice or met a nurse working in a local facility. Or, you may be preparing for an interview or your first day of work on a temporary assignment at a state prison. Many nurses and others in healthcare are not even aware of the interesting and challenging field of correctional healthcare.
This course provides an overview of the five primary processes used to deliver healthcare in a correctional facility. In just one short hour you will gain insight into how ambulatory, emergency, and chronic health care is provided behind bars.
This is a video-style course with text content located at the end of the chapter.
Upon conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Intake Screening and Placement
Chapter 3: Chronic Care Clinics and Sick Call
Chapter 4: Infirmary Care and Emergency Response
Chapter 5: References
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.Read Full Bio