Correctional Medical Services to Present “Critical Thinking” for Nurses at NCCHC

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Gene Lincoln and Tre O’Brien will cover improvement and implementation for frontline

Critical thinking is an important part of delivering quality healthcare in a corrections environment

Correctional Medical Services (CMS) Nurses Gene Lincoln, MS, RN, CCHP and Tre O’Brien, BSN, RN, CCHP will present at the NCCHC Updates conference in Phoenix, Ariz. The program is entitled “A Critical Thinking Program for Front-line Staff.” Attendees will learn the definition of critical thinking and how it applies to nursing services. Lincoln and O’Brien will also describe the process for introducing a critical thinking skills program in a large corrections system.

“Critical thinking is an important part of delivering quality healthcare in a corrections environment,” said Gene Lincoln. “It is a teachable skill and by improving the critical thinking skills of the nursing staff, we plan to improve the quality and efficacy of the health care of our inmate patient population.”

The program will cover how behavior change can be indentified through indirect measures or organizational outcomes.

“We have three main educational objectives in our presentation,” continued Lincoln. “We will state the definition of critical thinking and describe how it applies to the practice of nursing care. We will evaluate how the improvement of critical thinking skills can improve patient care outcomes. Finally, we are going to discuss the implementation issues associated with executing a critical thinking skills program in a corrections health care environment.”

The NCCHC Updates conference occurs May 21-24 in Phoenix, Ariz.

About Correctional Medical Services, Inc (CMS)
Correctional Medical Services, Inc. (CMS), a national leader in correctional healthcare services, provides comprehensive, accountable, cost-effective services to correctional systems. CMS delivers a full suite of medical, dental, pharmacy and mental health services to nearly 280,000 incarcerated individuals in 19 states. Learn more at http://www.cmsstl.com.

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