Talk Down: Joint Commission on De-escalation

The Joint Commission (TJC) released a new report on January 28: Quick Safety 47: De-escalation in Healthcare. This report discusses better training to mitigate such situations. The accreditor writes that as violence against nurses, doctors, and healthcare staff becomes more prevalent, the need for mitigation is greater than ever. Violence and assault are perpetual risks for anyone working in healthcare, particularly nurses and nursing assistants.

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The Number of Nurse Practitioners is on the Rise

According to the survey, the 2018 State of the Nurse Practitioner Profession, almost 70% of respondents hold a certification in family care, 12% hold a certification in adult care, and six percent hold a certification in adult-gerontology care. Only four percent of respondents have a certification in pediatrics.

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