2027-18: Caring Behind Bars

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2027-18: Caring Behind Bars

With the gradual decrease of mental health services provided in the community, correctional facilities have become one of the largest providers of mental health services in the United States. This presentation will increase your awareness of the mental health needs and challenges of providing mental health services within correctional facilities.

  Brenda K. Fields, RN, RHIA, CCHP

Disclosures:  The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with MHM Services.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Session Length:
  46 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the demands for and challenges of providing quality mental health services within correctional facilities.

Keywords:  Corrections, Jail, Prison

Continuing Nursing Education:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Thursday, October 25, 2018
11:15am - 12:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

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