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Culture of Safety Virtual Event - Workplace Violence: Up Close

Published: by American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust

Topic: Culture of Safety | Resource type: Webinar

Violence from patients and visitors is categorized as Type II workplace violence by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). There is evidence to suggest healthcare workers are the most frequent victims of verbal and physical violence from patients. Has your hospital made strides in preventing and mitigating worker harm from violence? Healthcare staff must feel safe themselves in order to create a safe environment for patients.

Please join us on November 14, 2018 from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon CT to participate in a HRET HIIN Culture of Safety virtual event in which we will get up-close and personal as we learn directly from a victim of harm from a patient. The event will kick off with Patricia M. Noga, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Vice President Clinical Affairs, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, who will describe emerging strategies in Massachusetts hospitals to address patient-to-staff violence. Elise Wilson, RN, will then describe her personal story of being assaulted and injured by a patient. Carlton C. Rondeau, Manager of Public Safety, Harrington Healthcare System will then detail his organization's response to this event and the strategies executed to minimize harm to staff and restore a sense of safety and security for those closest to patient care.

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This recording is a simultaneous interpretation of the live event. All statements, recommendations and treatment guidelines should be consulted in the original oral or written language format.

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