Correctional Healthcare Processes
Contact Hours: 1
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Audience- An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health professionals, and other interested individuals
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.
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
• Describe the process and purpose of an intake health screening
• Explain key components of the ambulatory care processes of sick call and chronic care clinics
• Summarize issues in addressing subacute and long term care in a correctional infirmary
• Outline safety concerns in responding to a man-down emergency call
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Video Link: Nurse at Corrections
Chapter 2 – Intake Screening and Placement
Special Risk Areas
Video Link: Nursing Behind Bars
Interactive Case 1
Chapter 3 – Chronic Care Clinics and Sick Call
Chronic Care Clinics
Example of Nursing Protocol
Interactive Case 2
Chapter 4 – Infirmary Care and Emergency Response
Example Infirmary Policy
Interactive Case 3