153 Comprehensive Correctional COVID-19 Response With Lessons Learned for the Next Big Epidemic

Epidemics and pandemics have devastated humanity throughout history. With COVID-19, correctional health care faced complex challenges and is considered one of the most high-risk environments for the spread of disease. This talk will describe how one county jail dealt with the challenges. Learning Objectives: Differentiate between epidemic, pandemic, and endemic Review Riverside County Correctional Facility’s […]

143 Helicobacter pylori: How to Identify and Manage This Ancient Microbe

An analysis of H. pylori cases via retrospective chart review yielded several important findings. This talk will discuss manifestations of H. pylori, diagnosis, testing issues and false negatives, additional measurements to give reassurance, treatment recommendations, and more. Learning Objectives: Analyze case studies for the effectiveness of available testing for H. pylori Explain test-and-treat strategies for […]

128 The New Normal: Strategies for Correctional Health Care Providers in the Shadow of COVID-19

Welcome to the new normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed correctional health care. This presentation will help correctional health care providers to navigate recommended best practices within the constraints and challenges of a correctional institution. It will thoroughly review the unique challenges in jails and prisons and share strategies to assist health care providers in […]