Correctional Healthcare. Is it Safe?

Authored by: Debbie Ash, RN, MSN, CCHP – President, Spark Training  On Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, a gunman shot and killed 3 people at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Chicago.  While this was an extremely unfortunate and a rare occurrence, episodes of work place violence...

NOT JUST FOUR WALLS: SUICIDE PREVENTATIVE ARCHITECTURE

Authored by: Dr. Melissa Caldwell, CCHP-MH – Vice President of Mental Health Services Proper construction of a jail can translate into safety and security for the community at large by containing persons who pose a risk to the free public. The architecture of a jail...

GABAPENTIN: THE NEW ABUSED

Authored by: Michael Roach, DO, CCHP – President of Medical Operations Division In the jail setting, practitioners learn to differentiate ‘want versus need’ for patients before prescribing medication.  Gabapentin, an anti-epileptic drug, should be monitored in your...