Medication Management in the Correctional Setting

Quick Start for Correctional Nurses

Quick_Start_for_Correctional_Nurses Vol 1
  • Provide nurses with knowledge, tools, and resources to excel in managing medications while caring for patients in correctional setting.
  • Includes questions that you can use to apply the information to your own setting
  • A special resource page on the CorrectionalNurse.net blog provides links to additional information, tools, and resources

Challenges in Medication Management

Professional Isolation

In many cases, nurses are expected to deliver service independently and without advice or guidance from other health care providers or pharmacist

Expanded Role

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.

Greater Volume
and Scope

The volume of medication administered by a nurse in the correctional setting exceeds that in any other setting.

Timeliness

Medication delivery and administration must take place in coordination with all of the other activities that compete for the time and availability of inmates.

Great Need

Lack of prior health care contact means nurses can care for patients with unusual conditions along with the mundane ones.

Learn How to Handle Every
Medication Delivery Situation

  • Dealing with stock medication
  • What to do about Lock-Down or Riot
  • How to organize your Medication Cart for maximum efficiency
  • Helping patients with self-medication
  • Tips for personal safety while delivering medications
  • What to do about splitting, crushing, and pre-pouring medications

Who needs this book?

Whether you are

  • just discovering the world of correctional nursing
  • recently started your first position in a jail or prison
  • have been in the field a while

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.​


Meet The Authors

Catherine M. Knox, MN, RN, CCHP-RN

Catherine M. Knox, MN, RN, CCHP-RN

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

Gayle F. Burrow, MPH, BSN, CCHP-RN,

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.

Medication Management in the Correctional Setting

Quick Start for Correctional Nurses

Quick_Start_for_Correctional_Nurses Vol 1
  • Provide nurses with knowledge, tools, and resources to excel in managing medications while caring for patients in correctional setting.
  • Includes questions that you can use to apply the information to your own setting
  • A special resource page on the CorrectionalNurse.net blog provides links to additional information, tools, and resources

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