Wednesday, July 18 2pm Eastern/1pm Central/12 noon Mountain/11am Pacific
Poor nutrition, substance abuse, homelessness, lack of medical care, and risky sexual behaviors lead to a disproportionately higher rate of infection among the inmate population. Tuberculosis (TB) in the corrections population is a growing concern with reported rates at least 3 times that of the general population. Correctional facilities can be reservoirs and breeding grounds for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other skin infections. Poor hygiene practices and close living quarters make infectious diseases a real concern for correctional healthcare professionals. This webinar will explore cases involving TB and MRSA in a variety of jail and prison settings with best practice tips to provide quality care and reduce litigation risk.
- Describe the infectious disease burden among the inmate population, especially tuberculosis and MRSA.
- Through the use of case evaluations, outline risk reduction strategies for dealing with tuberculosis and MRSA screening and management in the correctional setting.
- List best practices for improving patient care and reducing litigation risk related to the identification and treatment of tuberculosis and MRSA in the correctional setting.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 14132 for 1.0 contact hours.Click Here to Register