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National Nurses Week, May 6-12

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. National Nurses Week was first observed from October 11–16, 1954, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's mission to Crimea, where, during the war, she and a team of nurses improved the unsanitary conditions at a British-based hospital, reducing the death count by two-thirds.

CAPT celebrates and honors the individuals who have dedicated their lives to the Psychiatric Technician profession, a principled profession characterized by compassion, commitment, respect and dignity. Society owes a debt of gratitude to Psychiatric Technicians for their unique role in the health care industry, providing enhanced care, treatment and quality of life to individuals suffering with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Your work is worthy of special recognition and we are grateful for you heart of compassion, service and commitment. Download flier.

Last chance to request a ballot packet is May 10!


If you’ve been an active CAPT member since March 15 of the Atascadero, Coalinga, Community Facilities, Northern Corrections, Southern Corrections, Napa, Patton, Porterville, or Stockton Chapter and have not yet received a chapter election ballot packet, or believe you may be missing a piece of information, please contact Debi Loger immediately at CAPT Headquarters at (800) 677-2278Download flier.


For us, Every Day is Workers' Memorial Day, April 28

Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease, and 160 workers experience a work-related accident.

Known as International Workers’ Memorial Day and the United Nations’ World Day for Safety and Health, April 28 marks the annual day of mourning for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. The day also serves as a potent reminder that most workplace deaths, injuries and illnesses are preventable. Download flier.

Outreach, March/April 2016

The March/April 2016 Outreach is available online. Download here

The costs of California state health care overtime
By Jon Ortiz

This week’s State Worker column looks at overtime for nurses and psychiatric technicians working in state prisons, mental health facilities and prisons. Here are some numbers fromthe Little Hoover Commission report that underpin the column: