Nearly three quarters of all workplace assaults in the u.s., regardless of industry, occurred in health care. In fact, nurses are more likely to be assaulted at work than police officers, and are nearly five times more likely to be injured on the job and miss work than other professions.
There’s a lot that needs to happen to help make the health care environment a safer place.
Well, last week, Oregon Governor Kate Brown joined Oregon’s hospitals, doctors’ organizations, nurses’ organizations, and organized labor groups to announce a new workplace violence prevention toolkit.
The new toolkit is a set of best practices focused on prevention and management of violence by patients and visitors towards staff within the hospital environment.
Go behind the scenes of how this toolkit was developed and how it can help your organization with its primary author, Lynda Enos.