People entering correctional facilities present actual and potential medical, dental, and psychological issues that may affect their well-being while in custody. This talk will discuss the importance of accurate and comprehensive receiving screening in providing quality care and reducing bad patient outcomes, transmission of infectious diseases, and liability. It will address referrals to providers, documentation and observations noted, and appropriate housing of inmates.
State the importance of obtaining accurate and comprehensive health information at admission
Describe the proper documentation of all information gathered and all observations
Discuss proper provider referrals and housing decisions based on findings from the receiving screening