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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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All states 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, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  
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Risk and Documentation in the Correctional Setting

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Risk and Documentation in the Correctional Setting
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health professionals, and other interested individuals.

Written and electronic documentation in the medical record is an important part of delivering healthcare. Nurses working in the correctional setting have all the same accountability for delivering and documenting care as those working in traditional settings along with some unique risks and liabilities that need attention.


After participating in this educational session, you will be able to:
  1. Outline the purpose and process of healthcare documentation.
  2. Describe standard documentation principles as they apply to the unique correctional setting.
  3. Explain the liability risks of under and over documentation in this specialty.


Chapter 1
  • Introduction
Chapter 2 
  • Purposes of Documentation
  • Documentation Principles
  • Process of Documentation
  • Chapter 2 Check Point
  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: Medical Record Management Video
Chapter 3 
  • Documentation Pitfalls
  • Special Tips for EMR Documentation
  • Faxes and Emails 
  • Chapter 3 Check Point
  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCE:  Nursing Documentation Video
Chapter 4 
  • Under and Over –Documenting
  • Reducing Legal Risk with Documentation
  • Summary
  • Chapter 4 Check Point

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