Las Vegas Healthcare Workers Faced Impossible Horrors, But Still Pulled Through
“We are in an environment where underlying violence is considered acceptable. We are expected not only to survive, but turn right around, respond, and treat casualties.”
Nurse’s Stabbing Prompts ED Security Changes
Harrington’s workforce will undergo additional training in de-escalation techniques and defensive tactics, and public safety officers will be armed with batons, foam-based pepper spray, and handcuffs.
TX Hospitals Shutter as Harvey Batters Houston
Hurricane Harvey unleashes catastrophic flooding, forcing some healthcare providers to shut down and evacuate patients.
The Case for Creating A Culture of Caregiver Support
Organizations are developing “second victim” programs to provide care for the caregivers—programs specifically focused on helping healthcare workers recover from trauma.
Study: Bullying Linked to Decline in Patient Safety
A majority of the events included verbal abuse and intimidating behavior, and other issues reported were work interference and humiliating and threatening behavior. The events occurred in many areas of care, especially in perioperative care, medical/surgical units, and emergency departments, and were often prompted by procedural errors and complications.
Bit, Kicked, And Hit
More than 70% of significant WPV injuries occur in healthcare and social service settings. That number has been on the rise, and the victims are primarily healthcare workers, according to the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation.
Three Keys to Preventing Workplace Violence
This article originally appeared in the June issue of Patient Safety Monitor Jounal. This spring, Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE, executive vice president of The Joint Commission, wrote a blog post detailing the need for a practical approach to healthcare’s endemic workplace violence (WPV) problem. In 2013, more than 70% of the 23,000 significant … Continued
Worker Wellness: Fatigue and Burnout
They say your home isn’t safe without a strong foundation. Likewise, your car isn’t safe without good tires.
The same cliché can apply to your healthcare workplace. Without strong, healthy, happy, and well-rested healthcare professionals working for you, your clinic just isn’t as safe a place as it could be.
Joint Commission: 3 Tips On Preventing Workplace Violence
In 2013, more than 70% of the 23,000 significant injuries resulting from assault at the workplace occurred in healthcare and social service settings. In 2014, a survey found that 76% of nurses have experienced verbal or physical abuse from patients and visitors.
MA Nurses Support Bill to Protect Healthcare Workers
Workplace violence continues to be an issue in hospitals across the country; the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) recently found that 86% of Massachusetts nurses have experienced some form of violence while at work, in the last two years.