160 Health Training for Correctional Officer

Correctional officers are often first responders to a potential or actual medical emergency. It is important for correctional officers to be properly educated in basic health care situations, and for early detection of an acute illness or injury to improve patient outcomes. This talk will present a basic training program based on NCCHC standard C-04. […]

132 The Power of Words: Use of Humanizing Language to Enhance Patient Care

The way we label people has an impact on what we think of them and how we interact with them. Language is key to all health promotion. This talk will focus on the need to prioritize our interactions with our patients to maintain the therapeutic relationship and the need to rehumanize our patients and address […]

119 Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment Recommendations

Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in the incarcerated population. Screening, staging, and treatment recommendations have changed significantly. Screening for prostate cancer remains controversial. The revised NCCN screening guidelines will be reviewed. The many therapy options dictate good communication between provider and patient, weighing risks and benefits of therapy while considering comorbidities, patient expectations, […]

102 Correctional Nurses on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Case Study

An approach to documenting evidence demonstrating the scope and practice for the correctional nursing specialty will be presented. Demonstration of this evidence is critical to defining the value of correctional nursing. The case example examines nursing actions during the initial COVID-19 pandemic and encoding interventions toward the goal of documenting, disseminating, and evaluating evidence-based correctional […]