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This book is full of useful and practical reference information with excellent explanations.  We’re always looking for ways to prepare “the next generation” of HS leadership and thought this book could serve as an excellent tool for those interested in expanding their knowledge about correctional health care.

Due to budgetary constraints, we had not requested funding for reference books, training aides, etc., for at least a couple years and when we became aware of this book and knew if would serve as a great reference, our request for funding was immediately approved.

I envision managers using information in it as a tool to educate non-HS institution staff.  I think it’s also a great resource for new employees who not only show some leadership potential but who express a real interest in expanding their knowledge.

      -Heather Villanueva, Clinical Services Administrator, Health Services, Oregon Department of Corrections





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I want to tell you how much I appreciate the book that you donated to the Oregon Correction Health Services Association, without your kindness I would not otherwise have the Essentials of Correctional Nursing, as I would not of thought of purchasing your book.  As I look through the chapters there are many topics that are of interest to me, such as the Drug and Alcohol chapter, and I was able to meet and listen to the author of this chapter Susan Laffan who was speaking at the conference that I attended, additionally Rosanne Harmon was a speaker and touch on mental health issues and the use of designer drugs.  I look forward to reading the Essentials of Correctional Nursing, undoubtedly help me understand some of what the nurses do in the facility where I work.

-Lt. Joann Wall, Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (Oregon)

I would also like to thank Catherine Knox for assisting with the Oregon Chapter of the American Correctional Health Services Association spring Conference by donating a copy of the Essentials of Correctional Nursing to be raffled. The Oregon hapter of the American Correctional Health Services Association board chose to have the book raffled at our business meeting. The National President of ACHSA , Mary Raines was assisting with the drawing and my name was drawn. I am thrilled to be recieving a copy of the first edition. I must be honest and share the fact that I have met and been mentored by many of the Chapter authors. They are truely a remarkable and passionate group. I would like to thank them for all of their time, effort and willingness to share.

-Bernardine Scott RN CCHP-RN,  President of OCHSA 2012

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