Though healthcare accounts for 18% of the workforce, nearly half of all workplace violence happens to people in healthcare occupations. That’s an alarming number. Workplace violence is becoming increasingly commonplace in healthcare facilities, including violence against physicians, nurses, emergency responders, social workers and other healthcare practitioners. This can result in reduced patient satisfaction, increased medical errors, increased cost of care and unexpected adverse outcomes that could have been avoided. Also, your valuable employees may start seeking positions in less hazardous work environments.
OSHA, The Joint Commission of Health Care Accreditation, state regulators, DNV and HFAP and various industry groups is pushing for a policy that involves "universal precautions for violence". Simply put, violence that is expected should be avoided through personal safety training, which also reduces the likelihood of being assaulted. Though healthcare facilities and hospitals use safeguards to maintain a safe workplace for employees, patients and visitors, yet, despite these efforts, workplace violence can never be completely prevented without proper training and preparedness.
In this webinar, Joe Rosner, a nationally recognized workplace violence and personal safety expert, will discuss the scope and impact of workplace violence in a healthcare setting; the types of workplace violence; training and education; and effective ways to prevent and deal with workplace violence in healthcare facilities. Attending this session will help you formulate robust preventive plans, policies and procedures in your healthcare organization. You’ll be able to reduce exposure to liability and enforcement action in the event of an incident while complying with government and industry standards; maintain job satisfaction and reduce employee turnover; and shield your organization from increased workers’ compensation claims and other insurance costs. Most importantly, this session, by guiding you to create an effective workplace violence action plan, will help you prevent adverse impacts on quality of your patient care.
Who should attend?
- Thomas J. Force
Joe Rosner is the Director of Best Defense USA. Since September 12, 2001 Joe has taught personal safety and self-defense to thousands of healthcare professionals. His credentials include military, law enforcement and bodyguard experience, multiple black belts and growing up on the Southside of Chicago.
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