By Aziza Jackson
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Early-bird registration is currently open for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care. The conference offers a professional pick-me-up for clinicians, administrators and anyone interested in delivering quality health care to incarcerated individuals. Participants can choose from among 60 educational sessions, browse the exhibit hall and enjoy ample opportunity for talking shop with others who understand the challenges and rewards of work within the healthcare industry.
Preconference seminars take place on April 6 and April 7 with the conference following on April 8 and April 9 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn.
Preconference seminars include: “An In-Depth Review of NCCHC’s 2018 Standards for Health Services in Jails,” “An In-Depth Review of NCCHC’s 2018 Standards for Health Services in Prisons,” “An In-Depth Review of NCCHC’s 2015 Standards for Mental Health Services,” “Beyond Good and Evil: The Soul of the Psychopath,” “Emergency! Nursing Response and Clinical Decisions,” “Principles for a Viable Suicide Prevention Program,” and “Continuous Quality Improvement: Strategies and Techniques to Improve Patient Care.”
The NCCHC Spring Conference delivers education and professional development opportunities for administrators, counselors, custody staff, dentists, legal professionals, nurses, nurse practitioners, PAs, pharmacists, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and all correctional health professionals.
The mission of the NCCHC is to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities. Through conferences, webinars, publications, position statements, speaking engagements and social media, NCCHC keeps correctional health professionals informed and delivers authoritative information about the most crucial topics facing them.
Conference educational objectives include:
- Listing major health care issues that commonly affect incarcerated individuals, including diabetes, hepatitis, HIV, hypertension, mental illness, oral health and substance abuse
- Describing current legal, ethical and administrative issues and ways to prevent potential problems that arise in correctional settings
- Employing new practices for the treatment of major health care issues in order to better manage common medical, nursing, dental and mental health problems found in correctional settings
- Expressing increased understanding of common correctional health care issues by exchanging ideas with colleagues about new developments in specialty areas
For more information about the conference or to register, visit https://spring-conference.ncchc.org.