Administering medication is one of the most important and risky health care processes in corrections. Frequent legal and licensure issues surrounding medication possession and administration make this a nursing process of significant concern. Due to the secure environment of a correctional setting and the limited movement of the patient population, medications are administered through several processes. All standard administration principles still apply in the correctional setting but additional concerns must also be managed.
This course provides an overview of three key process for medication administration in a correctional facility along with safety tips and special issues.
This is a video-style course with text content located at the end of the chapter.
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After participating in this educational session, you will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Direct Observation Therapy (DOT)
Chapter 3: Prepackaged and Keep-on-Person Medication
Chapter 4: Special Issues in Corrections
Chapter 5: Text Content
Chapter 6: 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