Clinical Practice in Correctional Medicine

ISBN-10: 0815127049
ISBN-13: 9780815127048
Edition: 1998
Authors: Michael Puisis
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Description: This easy-to-use clinical reference manual was designed for physicians, medical administrators, nurses, physician assistants, and wardens who work in the correctional medicine field. This guide provides current information on key health care topics,  More...

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Book details

List price: $106.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 6/1/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 450
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long
Weight: 5.588
Language: English

This easy-to-use clinical reference manual was designed for physicians, medical administrators, nurses, physician assistants, and wardens who work in the correctional medicine field. This guide provides current information on key health care topics, including: screening for infectious and contagious diseases, psychiatric and behavioral screening examinations and treatment for the mentally ill, care of the pregnant woman, special problems in juveniles, care for drug addicts/withdrawal, and more! * Provides an historical, moral, and ethical perspective--an excellent foundation for health care providers in this unique setting. * Covers situations unique to correctional facilities: intake screening, chronic clinics, sick call, infirmary care, secure hospital units, and the significant problem of contagious disease. * Discusses women's health care, mental health, and special needs patients (juveniles, the disabled, the dying, etc.) * Emphasizes sound clinical guidelines and public health knowledge throughout, helping you remain medically focused.

The Correctional Physician
Doctors, Patients, and the History of Correctional Medicine
Challenges of Improving Quality in the Correctional Setting
Interaction between Correctional Staff and Health Care Providers in the Delivery of Health Care
Medical Ethics and Correctional Health Care
The Correctional Nurse
Correctional Nursing in Perspective
Nursing Primary Care
Nursing Chronic Care
Nursing Case Management
Nursing Emergency Services
Nursing Emergency Triage
Infirmary Nursing
III
Intake Evaluations in Prisons and Jails
Chronic Disease Management
Sick Call as Triage
Infirmary Care
The Hospital Secure Unit
IV
Tuberculosis Screening
Tuberculosis in the Correctional Facility
Overview of STDs in Corrections Facilities
Epidemiology of Contagious and Infectious Diseases in Correctional Facilities
Overview of HIV Care
Use of Antiretroviral Agents in the Treatment of HIV
Hepatitis C in Corrections
V
Care of the Pregnant Inmate
Womens Health Care in the Incarcerated Setting
VI
Psychiatric Intake Screening
Mental Health Outpatient Services in Correctional Settings
Managing the Patient with an Acute Psychiatric Condition
Suicide Prevention in Correctional Facilities: An Overview
Psychiatric Nursing
Self-inflicted Injury
VII
Preventive Health Issues for Individuals in Jails and Prisons
The Treatment of Alcohol and Other Drug Abstinence Programs
Methadone in Corrections
Desmoteric Medicine and the Public Health
Mortality in Prisons and Jails
Annual Health Examinations
Emergency Services
Emergency Medical Services
Trauma Care in Corrections
Emergency Mental Health Problems
Emergency Dental Problems in Corrections
Emergency Equipment Needs in Correctional Facilities
Emergency Triage
IX
Quality Improvement Through Care Management
Performance Measurement of Medical Care Programs
Telemedicine in Correctional Facilities
Care of the Impaired and Disabled
Special Problems of Health Services for Juvenile Justice Programs
Legal Considerations in the Delivery of Health Care Services in Prisons and Jails
Geriatric Care in Correctional Facilities
End of Life Care in Prisons and Jails

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