4 ways to protect healthcare organizations and staff against workplace violence

(Becker's Hospital Review 7/16/2018)

Workplace violence against healthcare workers can be as simple as a doctor yelling at a nurse or a patient intimidating a doctor. However, it can also be as grave as a deadly assault. Regardless of severity, it’s imperative healthcare organizations find effective measures to eliminate violence and protect their workforce.

According to OSHA, 75 percent of nearly 25,000 workplace assaults reported annually occurred in healthcare and social service settings. Moreover, The Joint Commission (TJC) recently issued a Sentinel Event Alert on violence toward healthcare workers, further proving the gravity of this issue.

Medxcel's Scott Cormier, VP of emergency management, environment of care and safety shared in an article published by Becker's Hospital Review ways healthcare organizations can take preventative steps to protect their staff against workplace violence.

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Originally published by Becker's Hospital Review

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