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.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Suicide and Self-Injury
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
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