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NCJ Number: 136150 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Working with Special Needs Offenders Correspondence Course: Book II, Medical and Physical Disabilities
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 187
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929-310-67-5
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This correspondence course is designed to provide the basic knowledge needed by correctional officers to deal effectively with special needs inmates who have a variety of medical, physical, mental, and psychological disabilities.
Abstract: The self-instructional format of the course allows correctional officers to study during their free time and work at their own pace. The course recognizes that the effective management of special needs offenders requires correctional officers to be aware of the most common types of inmate disabilities. Topics covered in the course include what to expect, how to monitor special needs offenders, when to call for help, and why special requirements may be imposed on correctional officers in managing such inmates. The specific focus is on inmates with medical conditions, contagious diseases in the correctional setting, inmates with physical disabilities, and elderly inmates. Consideration is given to inmate medical emergencies, epilepsy, diabetes, security risks associated with various medications and seizures, allergic reactions and asthmatic attacks, suspected heart attack, cancer, chemical addiction, AIDS, hepatitis B, hearing or visually impaired inmates, wheelchair users, and health problems that are unique to elderly inmates.
Main Term(s): Correctional officer training; Inmate health care
Index Term(s): Elderly offenders; Medical and dental services; Persons with physical disabilities; Special needs offenders
Note: See NCJ-136149 and NCJ-136151 for Books I and III, respectively, and NCJ-136152 for the final test.
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