An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health professionals, and other interested individuals working in a correctional setting.
Although medical care is delivered in the correctional setting based on the same standards as care delivered in the community; the secure setting and legal status of the patient population place constraints and obligations on care provision. Clinical decision-making is also affected by safety concerns in a closed setting that includes potentially violent and often mentally disturbed individuals.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction – Defining Necessary Care
Chapter 2 : Managing Patient Requests
Chapter 3: Managing Custody Staff Requests
Chapter 4: Text Content
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