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Jun 26, 2019
Making an Evidence-Based Case for Urgent Action to Address Clinician Burnout

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP addresses how clinician burnout is currently a public health epidemic that is threatening the quality and safety of healthcare, as published in the June 2019 edition of the American Journal for Accountable Care. Solutions for action by healthcare systems are offered.

Source: AJMC

Jun 26, 2019
Recorded webinar: Workplace Aggression June 7, 2019

This full-day symposium on "Best Practices to Prevent, Identify, and Safely Mitigate Aggressive Behavior and Violence" occurred on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 9 AM - 4 PM as sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center; Co-sponsor: Continuing Education Program, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. This site provides access to handouts and recorded webinars.

Source: OccHealthSci

May 28, 2019
Preventing Occupational Exposure to Healthcare Personnel in Hospital and Clinic Settings

llicit fentanyl and its analogues pose a potential hazard to healthcare personnel who could come into contact with these drugs in the course of their work in hospital and clinic settings. This document discusses best work practices, training and PPE to protect employees.

Source: NIOSH

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

Oct 26, 2018
Survey Finds Widespread 'Moral Distress' Among Veterinarians

This article by National Public Radio reports about a new study on veterinarians and mental health that say vet school should include more training on how to cope with the moral distress vets face when asked by pet owners to do things that are against their medical judgment.

Source: NPR

Sep 25, 2018
CPH-NEW Continuing Education: Ergonomics in Healthcare

The Ergonomics in Healthcare program consists of six learning modules, each between 9-28 minutes in length, plus case studies, videos, and reference materials. This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at 244 CMR 5.00 for 5 contact hours.

Source: CPH-NEW

Feb 22, 2018
MSI Risk Assessment and Control for Client Handling

This guide is for facilities and organizations whose workers handle clients during the course of their work and is designed to help assess and minimize the associated risk of musculoskeletal injury (MSI).

Source: WorkSafe BC

Jan 26, 2018
Safety Talk: Reducing lifting and bending in child care

Working with young children may involve some actions or movements that can present the risk of musculoskeletal injury (MSI). In this safety talk, learn ergonomic tips about your workspace that can reduce the risk.

Source: WorkSafe BC