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Top 10 Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Top 10 Resources for Healthcare Professionals
If you face problems like stand-offs and injuries in your hospital, you’re likely on the lookout for strategies to make your hospital safer.

Likewise, if you need to comply with regulations, legislation, or accreditation requirements, you’re probably looking for ways to meet those standards—and improve staff retention and patient satisfaction while you’re at it.
 
To help you do that, here are some of our most popular resources of 2015. These top resources reached thousands of healthcare professionals like you, and helped them reduce violence in their facilities. Check them out, and pass them on!
 
1. Responding to Abusive Patient Behavior Part 2
Almost always, there are warning signs that a person's behavior is moving toward a crisis. These 10 ways to defuse incidents can aid in early interventions and increase the likelihood of staff de-escalating an incident before it becomes dangerous. Also read Part 1 and Part 3.
 
2. Domestic Violence: What Can Nurses Do?
Imagine what could happen if all nurses were as informed about domestic violence as they are about wound care or diabetes management. When you know the warning signs of domestic violence and how to respond, you can help people across all cultural and socio-economic groups feel and be safer.
 
3. Trauma-Informed Care Resources
When someone has survived a traumatic event, their behavior is affected by what they’ve been through. These resources will help you help someone who needs your trauma-informed response.
 
4. Restraint Reduction and CPI training
CPI is restraint training, right? Actually, we teach that the safest restraint is the one that’s never used. Learn how you can prevent and reduce the use of restraint.
 
5. Workplace Violence
Hospitals are confronted with increasing rates of violence and crime. Start creating a safer hospital with these 7 tips for preventing workplace violence.
 
6. How We De-Escalate Aggressive Individuals in Our Healthcare Setting
Trouble calls can turn into stand-offs, with an excited person holding staff at bay. Here are the steps security captain James Spoerl has learned from years of settling situations in a psychiatric facility.
 
7. How Therapeutic Writing Can Help Crisis Workers
Each day as a psych liaison nurse, Laurie Barkin was exposed to other people’s pain and suffering. One night, unable to sleep, she discovered what would help her process her feelings about each tragedy.
 
8. What This Med Student Believes Is Either Totally Naive or Incredibly Possible
Cordelia Ross has hope that an alcoholic patient will finally recover. “At least that’s what the na├»ve med student in me wants to believe.”
 
9. Study Proves Training Reduces Workplace Violence [podcast]
When a large Texas hospital used crisis intervention training to mitigate violence, Dr. Sally Gillam's study showed that violence dropped by 23% in one year.
 
10. What to Do When Patients Start Screaming At You
While blowing off steam can help someone calm down on their own, what do you do when instead of getting calmer, the person gets angrier—and more aggressive?  
 
Want more? Browse the healthcare section of the CPI blog. Also check out the Top 10 Resources for Dementia Caregivers.
 
Thank you for all you do to make staff and patients safer. From all of us at CPI, we wish you Happy Holidays and a safe and healthy 2016!
 
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