144 Essentials of Nursing Documentation Practices

High quality nursing assessments and documentation skills can be difficult to maintain, especially when using electronic health records. This course will be a refresher on what is important to document for nursing encounters knowing you might be reading it as the only source of information three years later in court. It will include discussion of […]

138 When a Patient Death Leads to Litigation: Tips for Risk Management

Using three case examples, this lecture walks participants through risks associated with treatment of patients in a correctional setting and how to mitigate these. Learning Objectives: Review three distinct cases that culminated in an inmate’s death Discuss documentation issues that created liability Examine medical claims that can arise out of inmate-on-inmate violence Level: Intermediate

134 Hepatitis C Litigation and Its Lessons for COVID-19

Lawsuits around the country have challenged the failure of prison systems to treat inmates suffering from the hepatitis C virus. This presentation will discuss the legal issues and public health implications of HCV litigation, and will consider the lessons of this litigation for prison officials seeking to contain the spread of COVID-19 while meeting their […]

104 Understanding the Application of HIPAA in Corrections

Significant changes in the application of HIPAA to the correctional health care environment have led to confusion as to how the law applies and what correction-specific exemptions exist. This presentation reviews the changes in HIPAA since its inception and examines the current applicability to corrections. Participants will receive advice about the safest practices when faced […]