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NCJ Number: 200131 Find in a Library
Title: Corrections in the Continuum of Care: Partners With the Nation's Health Care System
Corporate Author: American Correctional Health Services Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 367
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 discusses the proceedings of Corrections in the Continuum of Care: Partners with the Nation’s Health Care System, held on March 14-17, 2002, in Portland, OR.
Abstract: The first day of proceedings included speakers on the issues of after-care programs through faith-based communities; suicide prevention by the health care team in corrections; the nurse’s role in managing multidisciplinary teams; and innovative strategies for transitions from corrections. The potential for medical and behavioral problems resulting from safety/prostraint chair use, how tuberculosis in prison affects the health of the community, and an update of the Ryan White Care Act were also discussed. The first day of proceedings concluded with oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS, an assessment of respiratory complaints, and sexual health training for juvenile detention providers. The second day of proceedings focused on defining discharge planning for HIV-infected State inmates; alcohol and drug withdrawal management in corrections; nursing assessment and evaluation of mental health complaints; and prison sexuality issues. Working with community-based organizations to implement and enhance re-entry programs, and the diagnosis and treatment of co-occurring disorders were also discussed. The second day ended with discussion on the management of acute alcohol abuse, the state of art telemedicine and electronic medical records in corrections, managing the acutely mentally ill in custody, the assessment of abdominal complaints, and management of hepatitis infections in the correctional setting. The final day of proceedings focused on nursing in a special needs environment, triaging dental complaints and first aid, problems in managing care of inmates exposed to methamphetamines, cost containment/budget crisis, and use of electronic media for education throughout the year. A Skills Fair ended 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; Programs; Refresher courses
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