In many cases, nurses are expected to deliver service independently and without advice or guidance from other health care providers or pharmacist
Nurses are responsible to ensure that patients receive medication as ordered, this includes monitoring patients adherence and solving problems with medication availability.
Security and Safety
Nurses need to collaborate with security on an ongoing basis to ensure that access to patients who need medication and their privacy is maintained.
The volume of medication administered by a nurse in the correctional setting exceeds that in any other setting.
Medication delivery and administration must take place in coordination with all of the other activities that compete for the time and availability of inmates.
Lack of prior health care contact means nurses can care for patients with unusual conditions along with the mundane ones.
Whether you are
The Medication Management in the Correctional Setting has something for you.
This book takes only an hour or two to read and is packed with essential and practical information important to correctional nurses.
Catherine M. Knox, MN, RN, CCHP-RN, has more than three decades of leadership experience in correctional health care. Catherine has consulted since 2001 and in this capacity has managed the start- up and initial operation of contract health care programs, provided expert consultation to other correctional systems,and monitored delivery of correctional health care on behalf of the court. She is a recipient of the “Distinguished Service Award” from the American Correctional Health Services Association (ACHSA) and the “Bernard Harrison Award of Merit” from the NCCHC.
Gayle F. Burrow, MPH, BSN, CCHP-RN, is a correctional healthcare consultant with experience that spans over thirty years. Her practice has been in a large urban jail system which included nursing care, leadership and management. Gayle is a recipient of the “Distinguished Service Award” from the American Correctional Health Services Association (ACHSA) and the “Public Health Leadership Award” from the Multnomah County Health Department.
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