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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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Correctional Healthcare Processes

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Correctional Healthcare Processes
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

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.



Objectives


Objectives

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

Curriculum


Curriculum

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Video Link: Nurse at Corrections

Chapter 2 – Intake Screening and Placement

Purpose
Phases
Special Risk Areas
Video Link: Nursing Behind Bars
Interactive Case 1

Chapter 3 – Chronic Care Clinics and Sick Call

Chronic Care Clinics
Sick Call
Example of Nursing Protocol
Interactive Case 2

Chapter 4 – Infirmary Care and Emergency Response

Infirmary Care
Emergency Response
Example Infirmary Policy
Summary
Interactive Case 3

References
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