Upon requests for training on-site, ACH professionals can provide customized training for your site’s needs. Below is an overview of what ACH staff can do for training for the facility staff:
- Provide a detailed list of training/topics (such as CPR, response to emergencies/disasters, recognizing signs of mental disorder, chemical dependency, blood borne pathogens, HIPPA, reporting of suspected mal-treatment, all mandated reporting, etc.) Include who you will train and with what frequency.
- ACH routinely provides training in:
- Response to emergencies/disasters
- Recognizing signs of common medical and mental health disorders
- Suicide prevention
- Chemical dependency
- Infection control (covers blood borne pathogens and pandemic response)
- Mandated reporting, infection control, etc.
ACH has the ability to provide most any training related to medical services at the request of the facility. ACH will work with the facility to develop a training schedule as requested for annual refresher and new officer appointment.
- ACH also utilizes training with DVDs to accommodate those who work off-shifts and to reduce the over-time hours for the facility. ACH staff is available for as needed or scheduled question/answer sessions when the DVD training is used.
- Prior to the start of services, ACH will provide an on-site training orientation. The facility encourages the attendance of all officers and medical staff. This training can be conducted over a period of two days with multiple session sessions held if necessary. The training performed during this session includes basic information on the topics listed below; a pre and post-test; and also allows for a question/answer periods.
Correctional standard for healthcare
8th Amendment compliance strategies
Situational examples and discussion
Use of “KOP” medications
Identification of symptoms related illnesses common to the jail population (detox, delirium, suicidality, asthma, cardiac issues, infectious disease, etc.)