Patient Violence: Prevention Strategies to Minimize Risks and Exposures

ASHRM On-Demand Webinar

Member: $39.00
Non-Member: $99.00

 

CE Credit: 1

Domain: Clinical Patient Safety

Level: Practitioner

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This session will provide attendees a discussion of the persistent reasons for aggression in health care how the cost of inaction may be seriously underestimated. Specific care standards and risk mitigation strategies will be reviewed and attendees will be provided a toolbox.

Statistics can be deceiving, including regional and national data. Health care organizations are historically weak in aggression data collection and, for some settings, data are non-existent. Because risk managers typically only see data related to staff/patient injury, internal data may deem the risk too low to merit attention and resources. OSHA has encouraged health care establishments to develop and institute zero-tolerance practices for aggression for many years. This was done to work to eliminate “unsafe work environments” for which OSHA regulates. While many organizations have written plans for workplace violence, often such plans are not implemented or enforced.

This session will provide attendees a discussion of the persistent reasons for aggression in health care how the cost of inaction may be seriously underestimated. Specific care standards and risk mitigation strategies will be reviewed and attendees will be provided a toolbox.

Objectives:

  • • Identify multiple reasons for the persistent tolerance of aggression in our health care settings.
  • • Describe OSHA's general duty clause and methods of abatement for workplace violence in health care.
  • • Discuss the components of a workplace violence prevention program.

 

Presenter:
Monica Cooke RN, C., BSN, MA, CPHQ, CPHRM, DFASHRM

Product Code 322LS141
ASHRM CE Credits 1.0
CNE Credits 1.0
Domain Clinical Patient Safety
Level - Foundational (F), Practitioner (P), Advanced (A) P
Publication Date 10/1/2017
Next Review July 2021

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