CaTCH Protocol: Correctional To Community Healthcare – Facilitating Post-Incarceration Follow up for Released County Inmates

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602475
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
CaTCH Protocol: Correctional To Community Healthcare – Facilitating Post-Incarceration Follow up for Released County Inmates
Author(s):
Stacy, Robin L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Xi
Author Details:
Robin L. Stacy, RN, FNP-C, robin_stacy@urmc.rochester.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Each year, millions of incarcerated individuals fill state, federal, and local jails in the United States.  Released inmates return to their communities with little or no access to healthcare.  This lack of access to healthcare places former inmates at risk for serious consequences of their chronic physical and mental health problems.  Eighty percent of the released individuals describe using the Emergency Department rather than a primary care provider as their source for health care for their chronic psychiatric or medical conditions, and/or significant substance abuse. A landmark study, cited in multiple research articles, found released inmates are at a 12 times greater risk of death within the first two weeks after their release as compared to individuals of the same race, sex, and, age.  Causes of death included: suicide, drug over dose, cardiovascular disease, and homicide.   The current reentry program for follow-up primary care of newly released inmates from a local correctional facility is inadequate in providing continuity of post-release healthcare. A process improvement project, based on the components of Dr. Mary Naylor’s Transitional Care Model (TCM), was designed to improve inmates’ transition from correctional facility to community healthcare.  Using the TCM provides structure to develop comprehensive discharge plans, follow-up care, improve coordination of care, and improve quality outcomes. Naylor has successfully shown the TCM enhances patient satisfaction, reduces hospital readmissions, and reduces healthcare costs. The development of a discharge protocol and referral process to establish a community-based health clinic network will potentially result in fewer inmates being lost to follow-up care and will increase positive outcomes in inmates’ health. Data analysis of this process improvement will be both quantitative and qualitative. Summary of data will support that by implementing a discharge protocol and referral process for released inmates, the transition from correctional to community healthcare (CaTCH Protocol) will improve and will provide better management of inmate’s chronic health conditions.
Keywords:
Inmate Health; Transitional care; Reentry
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.75
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleCaTCH Protocol: Correctional To Community Healthcare – Facilitating Post-Incarceration Follow up for Released County Inmatesen
dc.contributor.authorStacy, Robin L.en
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Xien
dc.author.detailsRobin L. Stacy, RN, FNP-C, robin_stacy@urmc.rochester.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602475en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Each year, millions of incarcerated individuals fill state, federal, and local jails in the United States.  Released inmates return to their communities with little or no access to healthcare.  This lack of access to healthcare places former inmates at risk for serious consequences of their chronic physical and mental health problems.  Eighty percent of the released individuals describe using the Emergency Department rather than a primary care provider as their source for health care for their chronic psychiatric or medical conditions, and/or significant substance abuse. A landmark study, cited in multiple research articles, found released inmates are at a 12 times greater risk of death within the first two weeks after their release as compared to individuals of the same race, sex, and, age.  Causes of death included: suicide, drug over dose, cardiovascular disease, and homicide.   The current reentry program for follow-up primary care of newly released inmates from a local correctional facility is inadequate in providing continuity of post-release healthcare. A process improvement project, based on the components of Dr. Mary Naylor’s Transitional Care Model (TCM), was designed to improve inmates’ transition from correctional facility to community healthcare.  Using the TCM provides structure to develop comprehensive discharge plans, follow-up care, improve coordination of care, and improve quality outcomes. Naylor has successfully shown the TCM enhances patient satisfaction, reduces hospital readmissions, and reduces healthcare costs. The development of a discharge protocol and referral process to establish a community-based health clinic network will potentially result in fewer inmates being lost to follow-up care and will increase positive outcomes in inmates’ health. Data analysis of this process improvement will be both quantitative and qualitative. Summary of data will support that by implementing a discharge protocol and referral process for released inmates, the transition from correctional to community healthcare (CaTCH Protocol) will improve and will provide better management of inmate’s chronic health conditions.en
dc.subjectInmate Healthen
dc.subjectTransitional careen
dc.subjectReentryen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:29:46Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:29:46Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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