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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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Class Accreditation
All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  
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Special Issues in Corrections

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Special Issues in Corrections
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, 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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