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National Nurses Week

May 6 -12, 2021

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIANS

An association of essential heroes

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

Worker's Memorial Day

For us, Every Day is Workers' Memorial Day

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Fallen CAPT Brothers and Sisters
PT Patsy Snow, MSH
PT Donna Gross, NSH
PT Fortune Njoku, CSH
PTA Phouvanh Inthasone, PDC
PT Mitch Rubin, PSH

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.

As licensed and certificated nursing professionals, we always remember the importance of both safety and prevention. That’s why we always have worked – and will continue to work – to make our facilities the safest possible for both ourselves and those we serve.

We’ve made progress, but there is much more to do. Contact your chapter office to find out how you can get involved to help improve safety for those living and working at your facility. Download flier.

Outreach, March/April 2021

The March/April 2021 Outreach is available online. Download here.

State Psychiatric Technicians at CHCF, Stockton, picket April 28 for patient safety and safe working conditions

Media Advisory

Sacramento - April 27, 2021  - The California Association of Psychiatric Technicians:

State-employed psychiatric technicians from Bargaining Unit 18 will hold an informational picket on Wednesday, April 28, outside the front main entrance of the California Health Care Facility, Stockton, to demonstrate unsafe working conditions that are jeopardizing patient safety.

Psychiatric Technicians at CHCF, Stockton, are worn out and fed up with the unfair, unsafe working conditions that are putting patient safety and professional licenses at risk. A staffing shortage with over 70 Psychiatric Technician vacant positions has led to unprecedented mandates beyond contractual limits. PTs are being denied their two 15-minute breaks and are asked to violate patient safety policy by combining required clinical rounds with staggered safety rounds. All the while, management has refused to offer support to its overworked staffed. Dowload Press Release

CHCF Picket for Patient Safety!

Psych Techs at CHCF, Stockton, are worn out and fed up with the unfair, unsafe working conditions that are putting patient safety and professional licenses at risk. A staffing shortage with over 70 PT vacant positions has led to unprecedented mandates beyond contractual limits. PTs are being denied their two 15-minute breaks and are asked to violate patient safety policy by combining required clinical rounds with staggered safety rounds. All the while, management has refused to offer support to its overworked staffed. Join us on April 28 in solidarity to fight for working conditions that will safeguard patient safety, our licenses, professionalism, and agility in the workplace.

Wednesday, April 28 from 1-4 pm
CHCF Front Entrance
7707 Austin Rd, Stockton

Staff cannot attend a picket on state time. Join us before and after your watch or during a break if you are fortunate enough to get one. For more information, contact Stockton Chapter President Toni King at (916) 585-2093 or tonikingcapt@gmail.com

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