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Correctional Services Healthcare Summit

Addressing the gaps and improving the continuum of care into the community

13-14 September 2018 | Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne

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overview

The correctional services setting is a challenging environment in which to provide quality health care. The individuals in Australia’s correctional facilities often face complex problems with their health and wellbeing both within the prison setting and post-release.

The 2018 Correctional Services Healthcare Summit will gather health service directors and managers from a selection of state government agencies, key stakeholders, nurses, and doctors from correctional facilities and community health professionals from across Australia to discuss how best to improve care for this sector of the community.

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Suicide and Self Harm in NZ – A New Zealand Corrections Health Services Response
Vicky Noble, Principal Health Adviser, Department of Corrections, New Zealand
Fiona-Ann Malcolm, Principal Psychologist, Manager Specialised Intervention and Support, Department of Corrections, New Zealand

KEY TOPICS:

  •  Deaths in Custody-What You Need to Know if you are Summoned to the Coroners Court
  •  Community Inclusion- A Reliable Predictor of Psychological Distress in Indigenous Prisoners
  •  Prisoners and End of Life Planning
  •  Game Changers for Working with Opioid Users in Correctional Settings – New Buprenorphine and Take-Home Naloxone Options
  •  Actively Engaging with Prisoners to Improve Healthcare Service Delivery
  •  Strategies Trialed for Drug Diversion in Correctional Healthcare
  •  Building Resilience in Prison Health Nurses – Staying Strong Behind the Wire
  •  Pain Management in Complex Needs Individuals in a Correctional Setting
  •  A Collaborative Approach to Harm Reduction
  •  Understanding the Difference Between and Management of Hep A, B & C
  •  Enabling Better Care for Ageing Prisoners – A Closer look at Prisoners with Dementia
  • Eliminating Hepatitis C in Capricornia: A Small Teams Innovative, No Budget Journey Towards Success
  •  Cancer in Victorian Prisoners: A Description of Cancer Diagnoses, Demographics, Risk Factors and Barriers to Optimal Care


This conference has been approved for 15 CPD hours by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Continuing Professional Development Program.

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agenda

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

This paper will explore NZ data for self-harm and suicide within the NZ Correctional context and discuss the innovative approaches that are currently being developed. We will consider international best practice approaches and the challenges and opportunities these present for New Zealand as it moves to develop new ways of working.

10:00 am

The BBV & SHS Team have been treating HCV clients at the Capricornia Offender Health Service since 2010 and in that time, much has changed. With no increase in funding and no Medical Officer available onsite, a motivated team, utilising new protocols, telehealth, and strong inter-service relationships reached as low as 6 known clients left to treat in late February.

Networking and refreshment break

10:30 am

  • Indigenous communities differ across the country, and needs differ
  • Camp-fire distance, or community exclusion, is the most reliable predictor of psychological distress
  • Programs to increase community inclusion need to be community-based, and suit that community
  • Community-based ‘return to country’ liaison officers should be considered

11:30 am

Understanding the Difference Between and Management of Hep A, B & C

Professor Alex Thompson, Director, Department of Gastroenterology, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne

12:00 pm

  • The escalating rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s incarceration in Victoria
  • The profile of incarcerated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Victoria
  • Key drivers and underlying issues
  • The ongoing impact of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

12:30 pm

  • Internal education
  • Equipment standardisation
  • Evidence based guidelines
  • Guiding comprehensive documentation

1:00 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:00 pm

  • Case study on long-term management and high-risk prisoners
  • The introduction and use of safe cells at Ravenhall Correctional Centre
  • Sensory modulation for prisoners at risk of suicide

3:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION | The Differences and Importance of Professional Development in the Correctional Setting

Céline Melican, Clinical Nurse Educator, Correct Care Australasia

Carla Vernon, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Offender Health Services Townsville

Linda Kirby, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Offender Health Service, Capricornia Correctional Centre

3:40 pm

Networking and refreshment break

4:05 pm

  • The journey from manual medication preparation to automated medication sachet dispensing -The first to implement this kind of system in QLD, facilitated by a correctional centre dedicated pharmacist
  • The results on error reduction from manual preparation to automated packing
  • The positive impact on healthcare outcomes by including regular pharmacist input as part of the correctional centre healthcare team in terms of quality use of medicines (QUM), medication chart reviews and input into chronic disease management
  • Looking to the future – Benchmarking and standardising medication services in correctional centres across QLD

5:15 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:20 pm

Networking Function

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

  • The introduction of new medications into Australia will be game changers for how we provide services to opioid users in community and correctional settings.
  • Depot buprenorphine products allowing for one a week or once a month dosing
  • Intranasal ‘take home’ naloxone for people leaving correctional settings
  • The presentation will provide overview of these medications and next steps in Australian correctional settings

9:40 am

The Australian prison population is a growing, aging, vulnerable patient group. High rates of cancer risk factors and psychosocial and medical co-morbidities affect cancer prevalence, presentation and treatment outcomes. The complex interaction of the health and justice systems further complicates prisoner care. St Vincent’s Hospital has conducted a retrospective data audit of all prisoners treated for cancer over a 15-year period and we have an improved understanding of the obstacles to optimal care for these patients. Enhanced understanding of the challenges specific to this group will enable alterations in current hospital practices to improve outcomes. Many of those changes will be appropriate for the care of non-cancer conditions in prisoners.

10:10 am

Strategies Trialed for Drug Diversion in Correctional Healthcare

Dr Douglas Randell, Group Medical Director, Correctional Healthcare Solutions

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

  • Results and outcomes of a state-wide patient survey
  • Implementation of prisoner focus groups
  • Development of an Aboriginal model of healthcare
  • Managing complaints to improve care
  • Implementation of a patient escalation of care model

11:40 am

  • Dynamic, flexible, partnership in action, with prisoners as agents of change: this is the Australian Red Cross Community Based Health and First Aid (CBHFA) program
  • Drawing on insights from CBHFA, we’ll explore a new way of thinking and working for better outcomes

12:10 pm

Prison health is gaining recognition as a specialist area of nursing. Ensuring prison health nurses have the appropriate education and support fosters greater resilience and encourages supportive workplace relations, not only amongst nurses but also with our corrections colleagues.

  • How do we build resilience in our workforce?
  • What role does Prison Health specific education play in improving resilience?
  • How do we best support those nurses who choose this difficult speciality of Prison Health Nursing?

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:50 pm

Enabling Better Care for Ageing Prisoners – A Closer look at Prisoners with Dementia

Dr Sanetta Du Toit, Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

2:20 pm

Providing health care to a community equivalence includes the right to make decisions regarding the health care accepted or refused, including end of life planning and the development and respect of a prisoner’s advanced care plan. A standardised process was implemented to identify and engage with prisoners to participate in discussions focusing on end of life decision making as they move within prisons, hospital or transfer to the community. Outcomes have included prisoners reporting feeling empowered by participating in their end of life decisions.

2:50 pm

CLOSING DISCUSSION | Deaths in Custody-What You Need to Know if you are Summoned to the Coroners Court

Naomi Hodgson, Barrister

Emma Heerschop, Clinical Nurse, Low Custody Co-ordinator, Townsville Men's Correctional Centre

Andrea de Souza, Associate, MinterEllison

3:30 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:40 pm

END OF CONFERENCE

pricing

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speakers

Vicky Noble

Principal Health Adviser, Department of Corrections, New Zealand

Fiona-Ann Malcolm

Principal Psychologist, Manager Specialised Intervention and Support, Department of Corrections, New Zealand

Aunty Kerrie Doyle

Associate Professor, Indigenous Health, RMIT University

Simone Lawrie

Manager, Marrmak Program, Dame Phyllis Frost Centre

Dr Genni M Newnham

Medical Oncologist, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Dr Sanetta Du Toit

Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

Dr Douglas Randell

Group Medical Director, Correctional Healthcare Solutions

Candise Bradshaw

Nurse Unit Manager, Blood Borne Virus & Sexual Health, Rural & District Wide Services, Central QLD Hospital & Health Service

Andrew Wiley

Nursing Director, SA Prison Health Service

Carla Vernon

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Offender Health Services Townsville

Stella Taylor

National Coordinator Service Development – Justice, Australian Red Cross

Céline Melican

Clinical Nurse Educator, Correct Care Australasia

Lara Jones

Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy Department, Fraser Coast Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

Una Stone

Associate Lecturer: Criminology & Justice Studies, RMIT University

Emma Heerschop

Clinical Nurse, Low Custody Co-ordinator, Townsville Men's Correctional Centre

Denise Sticklen

Nurse Unit Manager, Offender Health Service, Offender Health Services Townsville

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris

Director Drug and Alcohol Services, SESLHD and Division Addiction Medicine, The University of Sydney

Alison Flenley

Health Service Manager, Langi Kal Kal, Correct Care Australasia

Andrea de Souza

Associate, MinterEllison

Professor Alex Thompson

Director, Department of Gastroenterology, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne

Dani Ashley

Chief Occupational Therapist, Forensicare

Linda Kirby

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Offender Health Service, Capricornia Correctional Centre

Naomi Hodgson

Barrister

when & where

13 - 14 Sep 2018

Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9250 1888
https://www.tfehotels.com/brands/rendezvous-hotels/rendezvous-hotel-melbourne

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