Recorded Webinars

RECORDED webinars

All programs below provide CE for physicians, nurses, dentists, CCHPs and psychologists unless otherwise noted. 


2019 Webinar: NCCHC 2018 Standards for Jails and Prisons: A Year Later

Two years in the making, the 2018 Standards for Health Services for jails and prisons were published in April. The manuals have been revised, reorganized and simplified to create a more user-friendly guide for those using the standards in daily practice. This presentation will focus on the high-level changes to the standards, including an overview of the seven general areas of the standards used in NCCHC’s accreditation program, specific changes in each section and a new, important standard. 120 minutes/2 Hours CE. Recorded August 2019. $59.00

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NCCHC Standards: An Essential Resource to Prepare for Professional Certification

This training seminar will review content of the 2018 Standards for Health Services for jails and prisons and the 2015 Standards for Health Services in Juvenile Facilities that will be covered in the Certified Correctional Health Professional exam. The Standards are the foundation of NCCHC’s accreditation program as well as the CCHP program. This seminar can serve as an overview course for those new to corrections, a preliminary study session for anyone preparing for future certification, or a final review before sitting for the CCHP exam. Tips on preparing for, studying for, and taking the exam will be shared. 3.5 Hours CE. Recorded October 2020. $149.

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MENTAL HEALTH and substance abuse

Evidence-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Correctional Settings: What Every Clinician Should Know

Opioid use disorder is a chronic brain disease with effective, evidence-based treatments, and is a condition protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Prisons and jails are expected, by national health care and justice organizations and by communities, to treat incarcerated persons with OUD in accordance with evidence-based practices. This webinar reviews the most current evidence-based care for opioid withdrawal and OUD treatment and provides clinicians with strategies to move correctional health practices into compliance with national and community standards. 90 minutes/1.5 Hours CE. Recorded July 2020. $59.00

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Understanding Personality Disorders: Practical Insights for Nurses

This webinar will review the concept of personality and what it means to have a personality disorder. Topics will include impairments in personality functioning, pathological personality traits common among incarcerated patients and how personality disordered patients present in health care settings. The speaker will provide practical recommendations for addressing pathological personality traits among patients to ensure quality health care outcomes while maintaining a caring, professional stance. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded February 2020. $59.00

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Principles for a Viable Suicide Prevention Program

Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death in correctional facilities. These deaths represent a serious public health problem, and many are preventable. This seminar will provide an overview of inmate suicide, including trends, risk and protective factors. It also articulates guiding principles for suicide prevention and risk management for those looking to develop or revise suicide prevention policies, and discusses the importance and process of conducting a mortality review. 60 minutes / 1 Hour CE. Recorded April 2020. $59.00

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Schizophrenia Management: Bringing the Best Strategies Into Corrections

Schizophrenia is overrepresented in the criminal justice system, particularly in correctional facilities, with prevalence estimated at 2% to 6.5% in state prison inmates vs. 1.1% in the U.S. adult population. Atypical long-acting injectable therapies should be considered as a treatment option for individuals with schizophrenia during incarceration and as they transition to community care settings. This program will review treatment options, especially use of targeted antipsychotic therapy, to reduce exacerbation of illness and recidivism. Made possible through a medical education grant from Alkermes. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE Recorded July 2020. FREE

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Perspectives on HIV and Depression in Corrections

HIV affects approximately 1.3% of inmates in correctional facilities, which is more than 4x the prevalence found in the general United States populations. Additionally, depression is one of the most common comorbidities affecting adults living with HIV, with prevalence estimates ranging from 20% to 40%. In addition to being a serious clinical concern, depression complicates the management of HIV: it has been linked to low adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART), accelerated clinical progression of HIV, and higher mortality rates. Made possible through a medical education grant from Gilead Sciences. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE Recorded September 2020. FREE

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CCHP-MH Review Course

The 2015 edition of the Standards for Mental Health Services provides a framework for improved mental health care delivery and outcomes in adult correctional facilities. The foundation of both NCCHC’s CCHP-MH examination and mental health accreditation program, these standards make more explicit what is required for the adequate delivery of mental health services. Whether or not you have immediate plans to pursue CCHP-MH certification, this seminar will explain the standards with regard to the areas of care and treatment, clinical records, administration, personnel, legal issues and more. Members of the CCHP-MH Subcommittee since its inception, Dr. Barboza and Dr. Fleming will present this material through the lens of what is essential as you prepare for the CCHP-MH exam. 120 minutes/2 Hours CE. Recorded July 2020. $99.00

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HIV in Corrections: Progress and Challenges

HIV remains a major public health concern both inside and outside of correctional settings. The presenter will discuss the latest progress on HIV as well as the anticipated challenges moving forward. He also will examine the current national HIV treatment guidelines in the context of corrections and review primary care management of HIV, as well as prevention. ade possible through a medical educaiton grant from Gilead Sciences. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded May 2020. FREE

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Correctional Management of HIV and HCV in the COVID-19 Era

Correctional facilities have historically registered exceptionally high infectious diseases rates. HIV prevalence is generally 5 to 7 times higher than in the surrounding community, and HCV can be 10 to 13 times greater. This year, the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has ripped through U.S. correctional populations. Despite efforts to shrink censuses, rates often are 10 times greater compared to the community. The speaker will review issues related to HIV and HCV management in correctional facilities, and how this new epidemic affects discharge planning. Made possible through a medical educaiton grant from Merck. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded May 2020. FREE

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Treatment Advances in Sickle Cell Disease: Tips for Correctional Providers

The management of patients with sickle cell disease is complex and requires knowledge of the disease’s pathophysiology and its common complications. In correctional facilities, these patients tend to have less severe disease as many patients with severe disease succumb in childhood. Nonetheless, adults with sickle cell disease can present with a myriad of compromised end organs, which has implications for their medical management. Essentially every organ is at risk for a complication from sickle cell disease. Blood transfusion remains a mainstay of sickle cell therapy but transfusion therapy can generate its own problems. Attend this webinar to enhance your patient care. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded May 2020. $59.00

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Lessons Learned With Hepatitis B Vaccination in Jails and Prisons 

Jails and prisons can be settings where people at high risk for infectious diseases may access vaccination. In this webinar, Dr. Spaulding will discuss why offering hepatitis B vaccination in correctional facilities is a fitting public health intervention. When assessing appropriateness of giving a vaccine in a busy correctional health practice, considerations such as dosing schedule become important. Lessons learned from hepatitis B vaccination experiences may be applicable to administration of future vaccines, such as those for HIV and COVID-19. Made possible through a medical education grant from Gilead Sciences. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded May 2020 FREE. 

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A Look at the #2 Cause of Cirrhosis: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver 

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the #2 cause of cirrhosis. This talk will examine NAFLD, including its epidemiology, diagnosis and treatments. Topics will include the basics of liver function and NAFLD, along with diagnostic criteria, lab tests and values, and noninvasive tools. Recent guidelines from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases will be presented, with discussion of current treatments as well as the medications coming soon and the expected impact, especially in corrections. Made possible through a medical education grant from Gilead Sciences. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded May 2020 FREE.  

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Continuous Quality Improvement: Putting It All Together

Putting together a comprehensive CQI program takes time and commitment throughout the facility, including interdisciplinary collaboration that empowers all staff to be active participants in providing solutions for improvement. One way to implement a CQI program is by utilizing the Plan, Do, Check, and Act model. Learn how a successful CQI program infuses quality improvement into daily operations.  60 minutes / 1 Hour CE. Recorded August 2020. $59.00

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Dental Care for Geriatric Patients

As people age, their oral health needs change. This is often influenced by decreased access to care, comorbid conditions, decline in cognitive function, loss of manual dexterity and polypharmacy. Older patients experience myriad oral health issues, including periodontal disease, root caries (decay), edentulism and oral cancer. This talk will share insights on how to address these challenges, including a continued focus on prevention. 60 minutes / 1 Hour CE. Recorded June 2020. $59.00

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COVID-19 in Juvenile Justice Settings: A Roundtable Discussion

National experts on health care in juvenile detention settings will share their policies, practices and perspectives and will answer questions on managing COVID-19 with this vulnerable population. While every detention facility is unique, this discussion will offer ideas that you can use in your own setting to ensure public health and safety during this unprecedented challenge. 60 minutes. No CE is offered. Recorded July 2020.  FREE

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