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RECORDED webinars

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

Health Care AND STANDARDS

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  More Information/Register

Meeting The Challenge of Correctional Nursing: Review for the CCHP-RN
While traditional nursing experiences may help in your transition to corrections, not one of them can fully prepare you for the role of a correctional nurse. It is a specialty that is often learned through on-the-job training, until now. Whether you are new to correctional health care or a seasoned professional, this course will provide an overview of nursing responsibilities from intake to release and the days, or even hours, in between. The material covered is also intended to assist candidates seeking the CCHP-RN certification to prepare for the exam. 3.5 Hours CE. Recorded October 2020. $149.  More Information/Register

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.  More Information/Register

MENTAL HEALTH and substance abuse

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  More Information/Register

Competency Restoration in Jails: A Versatile Response to the Competency Crisis 
While establishing a jail-based competency restoration program requires dedicated staff to ensure separation of forensic and clinical treatment activities, services can be delivered through a variety of modalities that match the facility’s resources. This webinar highlights the essential components of a jail-based competency program and reviews the advantages and limitations of jail-based restoration treatment. Made possible by an educational grant from NaphCare. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded November 2020. FREE  More Information/Register

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  More Information/Register

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  More Information/Register

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  More Information/Register 

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  More Information/Register

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  More Information/Register  

MEDICAL CARE

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.  More Information/Register

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 education grant from Merck. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded May 2020. FREE  More Information/Register

Fuel on the Fire: How COVID19 Impacts HIV & HCV
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, COVID-19 has also attacked U.S. correctional populations, resulting in rates often 10 times greater than in 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 education grant from Janssen Therapeutics. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded November 2020. FREE  More Information/Register

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. Made possible through a medical education grant from Gilead Sciences. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded May 2020. FREE More Information/Register

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. More Information/Register

Overcoming Barriers to Care for HIV in Corrections
Prevalence of HIV in corrections is about 3 times higher than in the general United States population. This presentation will guide correctional health professionals in the implementation of testing, treatment and linkage programs in corrections despite limited budgets and sparse resources. Participants will also explore ways to sustain these ongoing efforts to promote inmate, as well as community health.  Made possible by an educational grant from Merck. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded November 2020. FREE  More Information/Register

Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 in Corrections
COVID-19 has affected corrections in rates greatly exceeding those in the community. A study by NCCHC and researchers from Harvard Kennedy School indicated a rate of 7,737 per 100,000 inmates compared to a rate of 542 per 100,000 individuals throughout the United States. In addition, individuals with serious underlying medical conditions are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19. National experts on correctional health care will share their policies, practices, and perspectives and will answer questions on managing COVID-19 with this vulnerable population. While every correctional facility is unique, this discussion will offer research, information, and ideas practitioners can use to ensure public health and safety during this unprecedented challenge. Made possible through a medical education grant from Merck. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded November 2020. FREE  More Information/Register

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   More Information/Register

quality

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  More Information/Register

DENTAL

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  More Information/Register

JUVENILE

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   More Information/Register

Managing COVID-19 in Juvenile Justice Settings: Unique Considerations
While many facilities were able to decrease the number of detained youth during 2020, for the youth that remained, facilities had to navigate efforts to manage the spread of COVID-19 while mitigating possible detrimental effects from these measures. We will briefly present policies we enacted for COVID-19 screening, testing, and infection control including recommendations for best practices and challenges encountered. We will then discuss strategies we employed to educate youth and staff to address concerns regarding the pandemic. Our last speaker will review measures taken to address mental health outcomes. We will conclude with a discussion on how the pandemic has served as a catalyst to reimagine juvenile justice. 60 minutes / 1 Hour CE. Recorded October 2020. $59.00.  
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Working With Transgender Youth and Adults: The Latest Medical, Mental Health, and Legal Updates
This presentation will provide an overview of medical, mental health, and legal issues pertinent to the care of transgender individuals, with special focus on youths in the juvenile justice system. Mental health topics include common therapeutic interventions aimed at helping transgender youth. Finally, this presentation will provide insights into the clinical and legal aspects of working with transgender individuals in a correctional setting and making decisions regarding medically necessary interventions to treat dysphoria. 60 minutes/ 1 Hour CE. Recorded November 2020. $59.00   
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