Tuesday Apr 27, 3:30 PM

130 Roundtables

130 – A | How APRNs Can Add Value to Your Correctional Health Care Operation

130 – B | Postincarceration Syndrome: An Innovative Framework and Implications for Programs and Practice

130 – C | Applying Clinical Artificial Intelligence to Manage Vulnerable Populations With Unforeseen Health Risk

130 – D | How Tai Chi Classes Can Reduce Sick Calls

130 – A  Although the number of APRNs employed in correctional settings has increased in recent years, correctional settings often do not appreciate the multiple ways in which APRNs can add value to their health care programs. APRNs possess a unique blend of nursing and advanced practice skills. Participants will discuss the many and diverse ways that APRNs can strengthen and improve health care quality in corrections.

Learning Objectives:
– Review trends in employment of APRNs in correctional settings
– Discuss the ways in which APRNs add value to correctional health care
– Describe the positive impact that APRNs have demonstrated in community and correctional health care settings

Level: Basic

Nancy Smith, RN, MSN, CCHP-RN
Renee Dahring, MSN, NP, CCHP
Lori Roscoe, APRN, DNP, CCHP-RN
130 – B  While the association between mental illness and incarceration is well-documented, investigation into the mechanisms mediating this relationship is lacking. When incarceration is viewed as a series of sustained traumatic experiences, addressing the unique psychological needs of formerly incarcerated people becomes more manageable. The array of symptoms and behaviors these individuals demonstrate been termed postincarceration syndrome. Peer-support program models offer a holistic approach to addressing the key aspects of PICS.

Learning Objectives:
– Describe the ongoing psychological challenges of individuals postrelease within a theoretical framework of postincarceration syndrome
– Evaluate existing approaches to ensuring mental wellness postincarceration, specifically peer-support group models
– Assess persistent behavioral challenges and attitudes among justice-involved individuals through the lens of a PICS framework

Level: Intermediate

Thad Tatum, BS
Will Boles, BS
Jarrod Wall, MS
130 – C  Clinical AI has been validated to help prevent avoidable patient harm incidents in community populations by as much as 30%. Applying this technology to prison populations can help correctional institutions maximize the impact of their health care resources for vulnerable populations. By identifying individuals at risk, clinical AI enables health care coordinators to apply early interventions personalized to each individual’s unique needs, preventing the need for more costly and intensive interventions in the future.

Learning Objectives:
– Review why correctional institutions need to address preventable harm.
– Describe what clinical AI is and isn’t
– Discuss how clinical AI can be applied to manage the care of vulnerable individuals in correctional settings

Level: Intermediate

John Frownfelter, MD, FACP
130 – D 
Tai Chi is an ancient method of exercise and meditation that combines body movement and mental focus. Studies have shown that it can improve cardiovascular health, brain function, blood glucose, strength, flexibility, and balance, and have other health benefits. No special equipment and easy certification of health care professionals make Tai Chi an accessible and low-cost tool to improve inmate health.

Learning Objectives:
– List three principles of Tai Chi and relate them to health outcomes
– Demonstrate the principles of Tai Chi Describe the requirements for holding a Tai Chi class

Level: Basic

Mary Doyle
Matthew Wofford, RN

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