Maximising Outcomes through Specialist Education for Correctional Nurses 
Revitalising the West Moreton Prison Health Serv...
“The health of a society is shaped by the degree to which it can develop and sustain a knowledgeable nursing workforce.” 
...
Content 
•West Moreton HHS 
•Restructuring the Prison Health Service 
•Revitalising nurse education 
–Framework for Lifelo...
West Moreton Hospital & Health Service
Queensland Correctional Centres
Queensland Prison Health Services 
Pre-2008 
July 1 
2008 
July 1 
2012 
Queensland Corrective Services 
Offender Health S...
Limitations of original model 
• Lack of differentiated skill mix 
• Inefficient work flow 
• No education support 
• Mini...
Graduate 
Registered Nurse 
Grade 5 
Registered Nurse 
Grade 5 
Clinical Nurse 
Grade 6 
Nurse Educator 
Grade 7 
Nurse Un...
Nurse Educator 
•Provide new staff orientation 
•Coordinate Transition Support Program 
•Arrange workplace inservice 
•Cha...
Lifelong Learning Framework 
Spheres of learning: 
•Clinical 
•Organisational 
•Professional 
Learning Continuum: 
•Orient...
Building capacity – Student nurses 
•Griffith University 3rd year undergraduates 
•56 students in 2014 
•2-4 week clinical...
Building Capacity - Transition Support 
•First program of its kind in Queensland 
•12 month full-time 
•Rotation across th...
Challenges 
Solutions 
Limited technologies 
Electronic patient records 
Q-Health IT access 
Rising prisoner populations 
...
The End – Thank you
Ashleigh Djachenko 
A/Nurse Educator 
Prison Health Services 
West Moreton HHS 
Queensland Health 
Ashleigh.Djachenko@heal...
Ashleigh Djachenko - West Moreton Hospital Health Service - CASE STUDY: Maximising Outcomes through Specialist Education f...
Ashleigh Djachenko - West Moreton Hospital Health Service - CASE STUDY: Maximising Outcomes through Specialist Education f...
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Ashleigh Djachenko - West Moreton Hospital Health Service - CASE STUDY: Maximising Outcomes through Specialist Education for Correctional Nurses – Revitalising the West Moreton Prison Health Service

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Ashleigh Djachenko delivered the presentation at the 2014 Correctional Services Healthcare Conference.

The 2014 Correctional Services Healthcare Conference - addressing the gaps, promoting multidisciplinary care and improving the continuum of care into the community.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/correctionalsvs14

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Ashleigh Djachenko - West Moreton Hospital Health Service - CASE STUDY: Maximising Outcomes through Specialist Education for Correctional Nurses – Revitalising the West Moreton Prison Health Service

  1. 1. Maximising Outcomes through Specialist Education for Correctional Nurses Revitalising the West Moreton Prison Health Service
  2. 2. “The health of a society is shaped by the degree to which it can develop and sustain a knowledgeable nursing workforce.” Thorne, Sally E. 2006. Nursing Education: Key Issues for the 21st Century. Nurse Education Today, 26, 614-621.
  3. 3. Content •West Moreton HHS •Restructuring the Prison Health Service •Revitalising nurse education –Framework for Lifelong Learning •Building Capacity –Student and first-year nurses •Challenges and Solutions
  4. 4. West Moreton Hospital & Health Service
  5. 5. Queensland Correctional Centres
  6. 6. Queensland Prison Health Services Pre-2008 July 1 2008 July 1 2012 Queensland Corrective Services Offender Health Services (state-wide). Devolved to HHS. State- wide unit abolished. Present West Moreton PHS • Brisbane CC • Bris. Women’s CC • Wolston CC • Bris. Youth DC
  7. 7. Limitations of original model • Lack of differentiated skill mix • Inefficient work flow • No education support • Minimal scope for career advancement • Low recruitment levels • High cost Clinical Nurse Nurse Unit Manager Nursing Director
  8. 8. Graduate Registered Nurse Grade 5 Registered Nurse Grade 5 Clinical Nurse Grade 6 Nurse Educator Grade 7 Nurse Unit Manager Grade 7 Nurse Practitioner Grade 8 Nursing Director Expert Advanced Proficient Entry Career pathways – Offender Health Services Enrolled Nurse AP Grade 4
  9. 9. Nurse Educator •Provide new staff orientation •Coordinate Transition Support Program •Arrange workplace inservice •Chair Professional Advancement Committee •Build partnerships with tertiary providers •Implement Lifelong Learning framework
  10. 10. Lifelong Learning Framework Spheres of learning: •Clinical •Organisational •Professional Learning Continuum: •Orientation/induction •Transition •CPD
  11. 11. Building capacity – Student nurses •Griffith University 3rd year undergraduates •56 students in 2014 •2-4 week clinical placements •Specific course objectives
  12. 12. Building Capacity - Transition Support •First program of its kind in Queensland •12 month full-time •Rotation across three adult correctional centres •Regular study days, competency assessment, peer- supported learning •Access to external workshops
  13. 13. Challenges Solutions Limited technologies Electronic patient records Q-Health IT access Rising prisoner populations More nurses? Or fewer prisoners? Evidence base for correctional nursing practice Nurse-led research Clinical Guidelines Knowledgeable nursing workforce Nurse Practitioner Post-grad tertiary studies in correctional health
  14. 14. The End – Thank you
  15. 15. Ashleigh Djachenko A/Nurse Educator Prison Health Services West Moreton HHS Queensland Health Ashleigh.Djachenko@health.qld.gov.au

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