As the first interaction between an inmate and medical staff, intake screening is critical. Appropriate intake presents an opportunity to flag both acute concerns, such as intoxication, and chronic issues like hypertension and behavioral abnormalities. Analyzing the process reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the staff and the facility and can highlight potential areas of liability.
- Recognize medical concerns at intake that require immediate intervention
- Define disabilities and chronic conditions identified at intake that require follow-up
- Identify the aspects of intake that lead to risk and liability