2015 Precision Healthcare

Join us in Sacramento, October 29-30

We are pleased to announce our 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker!

Lorry Schoenly PhD, RN, CCHP-RN

First, Do No Harm

Most of us entered health care to help those who are ill, injured, or suffering. Yet our patient care systems can get in the way, leading to patient harm instead of the quality care we intended. A Patient Safety framework for care delivery can reduce clinical error, manage risk, and improve clinical quality.

  • Why patient safety is a better framework than risk management or quality improvement to guide care delivery
  • The four-part model for evaluating patient safety in the correctional setting
  • How to overcome three main barriers to improving patient safety in the correctional setting
  • Four improvements to make right now improve patient safety and reduce harm to your patients




Recent Posts

Health Services At County Jails Could Get Big Boost Under Proposed Bill

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Unlike state and federal prisons, local and county jails don’t qualify as a National Health Service Corps site. NHSC sites are eligible for funding that allows them to attract top health care talent with loan forgiveness programs — typically $50,000 for a two-year commitment.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would expand NHSC to include county and municipal jails.

“Even if someone is incarcerated, they are still entitled to necessary medical care,” Durbin said in a statement. “Improving local jails’ ability to recruit skilled, committed health care professionals and expand their inmates’ access to behavioral health services and other health care will help reduce recidivism and improve public safety. State and federal prisons are already included in this program for these very reasons. It is only logical to include county and municipal correctional facilities as well.”

read the whole enchilada here

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  2. What the New White House Video Gets Wrong About Prisons Leave a reply
  3. Safe Alternatives to Segregation (SAS) initiative Leave a reply
  4. Alameda County To Reduce Jail Funding, Prioritize Social Services Leave a reply
  5. New Papers Highlight ACA’s Impacts on Correctional Health Care System Leave a reply
  6. Correctional Nurse Self-Care: Preventing Compassion Fatigue Leave a reply
  7. Focus on prevention to stop tuberculosis Leave a reply
  8. Prop 47: The Stormy Aftermath Leave a reply
  9. A Look At The Players In Corrections Health Care Leave a reply