NCCHC Standard B-07 Communication on Patients' Health Needs discusses the importance of communication between custody and health staff to preserve the health and safety of individual patients, other incarcerated individuals, and staff. Correctional facilities can create challenges for handoff reporting or dissemination of patient needs due to different types and location of housing units and staff ratios. This session will focus on accurate handoff nursing reports, the dissemination of patient information, and role of the nursing leadership in ensuring that handoff reporting is a facility priority and expectation.
- List the important elements of handoff reporting
- Restate how to disseminate appropriate patient information to custody and health staff
- Recognize nursing leadership's role in handoff reporting