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Apr 09, 2019
CPI's Top Ten De-Escalation Tips

In this post, you’ll find links to each of these tips in case you’d like to bookmark them for future reference. Each post discusses an individual de-escalation tip, shares relevant Crisis Prevention Institute resources that can deepen your understanding of the tip, and includes a handy visual aid that you can feel free to share.

Source: CPI

Apr 08, 2019
The Joint Commission Quick Safety" De - escalation in health care

The purpose of this Quick Safety is to present some de-escalation models1 and interventions for managing aggressive and agitated patients in the ED and inpatient settings. There are many different de-escalation techniques; this Quick Safety is intended to guide health care professionals to resources for more information and training.

Source: Joint Commission

Nov 26, 2018
“Do No Harm” — Healthcare Workers and Aggressive Patient Behavior

While 20% of all workplace injuries happen to healthcare professionals, healthcare workers suffer 50% of assaults. Of assaults on healthcare workers, 80% of violent incidents resulted from interacting with a patient.

Source: Liberty Mutual

Sep 15, 2017
Dementia: Understanding Risks and Preventing Violence

This book provides information on how clinical care approaches and interventions can prevent or minimize the risk of worker injury when caring for people with dementia.

Source: Worksafe BC

Jan 26, 2017
Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare

OSHA has compiled a suite of resources to help you build and implement a comprehensive workplace violence program in your healthcare facility.

Source: OSHA

Jan 16, 2017
Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health-Care and Social-Service Workers

These guidelines address only the violence inflicted by patients or clients against staff. However, OSHA suggests that workplace violence policies indicate a zero-tolerance for all forms of violence from all sources.

Source: OSHA

Dec 01, 2016
Fifth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector Broadening our view - responding together

The 5th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector was held on October 26-28, 2016. View the full conference proceedings at this site.

Source: OUD Consultancy

Jun 01, 2015
NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours

The purpose of this online training program is to educate nurses and their managers about the health and safety risks associated with shift work, long work hours, and related workplace fatigue issues and relay strategies in the workplace and in the nurse’s personal life to reduce these risks.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 01, 2015
Online Training Helps Protect Nurses and Other Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence

The Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses online training course incorporates lesson text, videos depicting actual workplace violence incidents, and testimonials from nurses.

Source: NIOSH

Aug 01, 2012
NIOSH Science Blog: Sleep, Pain and Hospital Workers

ew research from the Harvard Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing External Web Site Icon –one of four NIOSH Centers of Excellence funded to explore and research the concepts of Total Worker Health™- examines the question: Does lack of sleep increase pain and limit function among hospital care workers?

Source: NIOSH