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NCJ Number: 200130 Find in a Library
Title: Multidisciplinary Training Conference Health Services and Security Working Together in Harmony 2003
Corporate Author: American Correctional Health Services Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 300
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Health Services Assoc
Dayton, OH 45401
Sale Source: American Correctional Health Services Assoc
11 W Monument Avenue
P.O. Box 2307
Suite 510
Dayton, OH 45401
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents the proceedings of a multidisciplinary training conference, Health Services and Security Working Together in Harmony, held April 10-13, 2003, in Baltimore, MD.
Abstract: The conference began with an open nursing forum. Surviving a lawsuit and buprenorphine non-physician training followed. Other issues explored were the prevention of viral hepatitis in large jail systems, periodontal disease, telephone triage in adult detention, cooperation between security and health care, forensic mental health/mental retardation programming, and an HIV update. A joint nursing and security session focused on custody training. The impact on health care for transitioning inmates, metabolic issues with atypical antipsychotics, suicide prevention, and end-of-life programs in prisons and jails were also discussed, along with psychopharmacology, triaging dental complaints, and the legal implications of restraint chairs. Other issues that were discussed were the partnership of mental health services and administration support, wound care, deliberate indifference and negligence by correctional officers, delivering medications, and the recruitment and retention of the correctional nurse. The issue of an increasing graying population was explored. Cost and utilization issues in corrections, HIV testing for prison inmates, juveniles in adult facilities, physiologic damage from substance abuse, and the role of nursing and patient compliance were detailed. A systems approach to controlling health care costs and improving quality in jails was presented. Finally, methadone treatment in jails and prisons was focused upon. A Skills Fair closed the conference.
Main Term(s): Correctional staff development; Workshops and seminars
Index Term(s): Correctional education programs; Educational courses; Inmate health care; Medical and dental services; Medical evaluation; Refresher courses
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