Recorded Webinars

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

HEALTH CARE AND STANDARDS

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.

A Review of NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services in Jails/Prisons
This seminar will review the 2018 Standards, NCCHC’s recommendations for managing medical and mental health care delivery in adult correctional facilities and the foundation of its accreditation program. These editions recognize current best practices, with an emphasis on the latest changes to the standards. Whether or not your facility is accredited (or plans to be), this practical seminar will give guidance in how to implement an effective correctional health care system and demonstrate compliance with the standards. 3.5 hours CE. Recorded April 2021. $99. More Information/Register.

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

A Review of NCCHC’s Standards for Mental Health Services
The Standards for Mental Health Services provides a framework for improved mental health care delivery and outcomes in adult correctional facilities. The foundation of NCCHC’s mental health accreditation program, these standards parallel those for health services, but they make more explicit what is required for adequate delivery of mental health services. This practical seminar will explain what the standards say with regard to the general areas of care and treatment, clinical records, administration, personnel and legal issues. You will leave equipped to implement quality improvements that will lead to more efficient and effective delivery of services, better patient care, fewer adverse events and reduced liability risk. 2.5 CE credits. Recorded April 2021. $99. More Information/Register.

Addressing Racial Trauma: African American Youth
Racial trauma, a continuing consequence of historical trauma, has rendered an excessive adverse impact in African American communities. Research has revealed a correlation between racism and trauma. This workshop examines the relationship between exposure to racial trauma and maladaptive behaviors. This workshop will provide tools for mental health clinicians practicing in juvenile correctional settings by utilizing culturally specific and evidence-based practices to identify and address racial trauma. 60 minutes/1 CE credit. Recorded September 2021. $59. More Information/Register

Autism: Understanding, Recognizing, and Managing This Invisible Disability
There are certain characteristics that present frequently in Autism and because people with Autism process information differently, information needs to be conveyed in a way they can understand. Knowledge of these characteristics and how to accommodate them will help decrease problematic behavior and rehabilitate the person with Autism more effectively. This course will teach you to recognize Autistic behaviors, how to de-escalate a meltdown, pre-empt a meltdown, and communicate more effectively. 60 minutes/1 CE credit hour. Recorded July 2021. $59 More Information/Register

Borderline Personality Disorder: Cast Studies in Conceptualization and Treatment
Like many psychiatric diagnoses, borderline personality disorder is overrepresented among justice-involved individuals. Symptoms are psychologically painful and destructive, and the diagnosis carries a stigma of being particularly challenging and treatment resistant. Understanding the underlying contributory factors to developing this disorder allows clinicians to take a trauma-responsive approach, assessing the complex trauma that often accompanies the diagnosis. This seminar moves beyond basic diagnosis and conceptualization and uses case studies to portray the complex human experience of living with borderline personality disorder in correctional settings, and the current interventions shown to be effective in treatment. 90 minutes/1.5 CE credits. Recorded January 2022. More Information/Register

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

Mental Health Treatment Considerations for Gender Dysphoric Patients 
This session covers knowledge and best practices gained from working with the gender dysphoric population for 10 years. Relying on over 200 assessments, the presenter will share useful approaches, metrics, and phrasing for the transgender population. Attendees will learn how to assess, monitor, and provide a therapeutic experience for their gender dysphoric patients. 60 minutes/1 CE hour. Recorded July 2021. $59 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

Suicide Risk Assessment & Intervention 
The rate of suicide in correctional settings has increased over recent years, requiring that suicide prevention strategies be revisited. This presentation will review the research literature on suicide in corrections including risk, protective, and environmental factors. New methods that promote safety while engaging the individual in treatment will be presented. 75 minutes/1.25 Hour CE. Recorded April 2021. $65 More Information/Register

The Art of Detecting and Documenting Feigned Mental Illness
Behavioral health clients have multiple reasons to feign mental health symptoms in correctional settings, which create the need for clinicians to complete a strong objective vs. subjective assessment and document their findings in a clear and thorough fashion. This presentation will engage learners in a fun and didactic session where the research on lying and the ability to determine its presence will be reviewed. 90 minutes/1.5 Hours CE. Recorded November 2021. $75 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

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 Dynavax. 60 minutes/1 Hour CE. Recorded May 2020 FREE. More Information/Register

NURSING

How to Achieve Success as a Correctional Nurse Manager: A Four-Part Series
The Nurse Advisory Council of NCCHC’s Multidisciplinary Education Committee has developed a four-part series on correctional nurse manager development. The series is for the novice correctional nurse manager as well as staff nurses whose next step in their career progression is that role. The presentations will introduce key concepts and skills necessary to become successful nurse managers. Topics include: leadership and management; human resources skills and introduction to and implementation, oversight, and monitoring of critical service areas. 240 minutes / 4 hours CE. Recorded August 2021. $159.00 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

Shining the Light on Trauma-Informed Correctional Nursing Care
Universally, the prevalence of trauma histories, post-traumatic stress response, and post-traumatic stress disorder are considerably higher among incarcerated persons when compared to the general population. Correctional nurses can foster the integration of trauma-informed care by embracing trauma awareness in their professional roles; emphasizing safety and trustworthiness; providing opportunities for choice, control, and collaboration; and focusing on patients’ strengths and skill building. 60 minutes/1 hour CE. Recorded March 2022. $60. More Information/Register.

LEGAL/ETHICAL

Ethical Issues in Inmate Lawsuits: Solutions to the Most Common Ethical Challenges 
Correctional health care professionals have duties and loyalties that arise by oath, by law, and by contract. Patient lawsuits frequently put these duties and loyalties into conflict. This presentation identifies the most prevalent ethical challenges that arise in the context of lawsuits and offers practical approaches and solutions. The aim is to equip professionals with the tools to identify, address and resolve the myriad ethical challenges associated with patient lawsuits. 60 minutes/1 hour CE. Recorded December 2020. $59.00 More Information/Register

Legal Issues in Managing the Mentally Ill Behind Bars
In addition to an overview of legal protections afforded to incarcerated mental health patients, this session delves into the topics of involuntary medication and hospitalization, security of MH records and other information, capacity v. competency and the proper use and role of legal guardians. The purpose it to expand participant’s understanding some of the risks and best practices for correctional mental health care. Recorded July 2021. $75 More Information/Register

QUALITY

Continuous Quality Improvement: Strategies & Techniques 
A CQI program provides a systematic way for sites to review, monitor, and implement change. Conducting frequent process and outcome audits/studies provides staff and site leadership with a clear picture of specific areas that need improvement. The Plan, Do, Check, Act model (PDCA) enables site leadership to complete an audit/study, review the results, conduct a root cause analysis to determine the reason(s), identify what contributed to the ‘noncompliance,’ and then develop a corrective action plan. A successful corrective action plan is the site’s guide for success. Incorporating an educational program tailored to the needs of the site’s audit results can provide staff with the tools and information needed to address knowledge-related deficits and ultimately aid in improving patient outcomes. 150 minutes/2.5 CE Credits Recorded May 2020. $99.00 More Information/Register

JUVENILE

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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TELEHEALTH

Correctional Telehealth: The Pandemic’s Impact and a Look Into the Future 
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, utilization of telehealth in corrections was hampered by both historical security concerns and aged infrastructure not designed to support the evolving technology. Numerous rapidly developing pressures came to a head during the pandemic: Security and health care staff shortages, the shutdown of non-essential outside appointments, and supply chain issues all worked to limit availability of both in-person and telehealth services. After exploring the past and current status of telehealth in corrections, this presentation will delve into the future, exploring possibilities to revolutionize how patients access care both inside and outside of the institutional walls. It will also address why legal guardrails have struggled to keep up. 1.25 Hours CE. Recorded February 2022. $60. More Information/Register.

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