Workplace Violence Plans, Policies & Procedures for Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities

Duration: 90 Minutes
Instructor: Joe Rosner
Webinar Id: 801175


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By attending this webinar you will understand the various types of workplace violence and how they can impact employee performance, The prevention of workplace violence has emerged as an important safety issue in and around hospitals and healthcare facilities,The consequence of violence impacts the quality of Healthcare and may lead to major financial losses to a healthcare organization.


How safe is your healthcare facility from workplace violence? Workplace violence against healthcare workers can be significantly reduced with a comprehensive violence prevention program.

This webinar will outline common risk factors for violence, the basics elements of a violence prevention program and strategies for responding to violent events when they occur. The importance of training nurses and other healthcare workers in recognizing and managing aggressive behavior will be emphasized.

This webinar, presented by a recognized expert on workplace violence prevention, will familiarize participants with the ways by which healthcare organizations can ensure physical safety for its employees by preparing in advance.

Why should you Attend: Violence against health workers should never be considered as being acceptable or "just part of the job." Not only is there a negative impact on the psychological and physical well being of health-care staff, but also affects their job motivation. The consequence of violence impacts the quality of care and may lead to major financial losses to a healthcare organization.These may include but are not limited to:

  • Sanctions and fines from OSHA and other government agencies
  • Additional difficulties maintaining credentials for the Joint Commission and other credentialing groups
  • Increased difficulties in hiring and keeping good employees
  • Higher insurance premiums
  • Lawsuits by employees and other victims
  • Lower employee morale
  • Disruption in operations for extended periods of time for crime scene clean up and investigation

Many factors place healthcare workers above average risk for violence; they care for people with histories of violent behavior, who may be under the influence of drugs, or who may be delirious from medications, narcotics, or a medical condition such as dementia.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Scope and Impact of Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Setting
  • The Four Types of Workplace Violence and Their Associated Risk Factors
  • Elements of an Effective Workplace Violence Program
  • Worksite Hazard Analysis
  • Universal Precautions for Violence

Who Will Benefit:
  • Risk Management
  • Security Directors, Managers & Officers
  • Education Professionals
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Safety Managers, Directors and Officers
  • Emergency Management Professionals
  • Members of the Safety Team

Speaker Profile
Joe Rosner is the Director of Best Defense USA and nationally recognized expert on workplace violence and personal safety for health care and other occupations. He is the author of Street Smarts & Self Defense for Childrenas well books and articles on workplace violence prevention and personal safety for healthcare.

Jo has presented at The National Emergency Management Summit, The American Healthcare Association, The Heartland Healthcare Conference, and numerous state healthcare and hospital conferences. His credentials include multiple black belts, law enforcement, military and bodyguard experience and growing up on the south side of Chicago.

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