A Safe Work Environment Starts With You

By Emily Eilers | Posted on 08.09.2017 | 0 comments

A Culture of Safety Belongs to Everyone

Violence prevention in health care requires a culture of safety, where every staff member plays a key role in creating a safe work environment. In this free webinar from CPI, we break down the key contributing factors to violence in health care facilities and what each of us can do about them. We’ll teach you proven strategies for identifying potential crisis behavior, de-escalating it, and implementing training to reduce risk to staff, patients, and visitors.
 
CPI created this webinar in response to findings shared by the Joint Commission, specifically Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 45: Preventing Violence in the Health Care Setting. Though the Alert was originally published in June of 2010, the issue of workplace violence has not abated, and an addendum was issued this year. The Joint Commission states: “Health care institutions today are confronting steadily increasing rates of crime, including violent crimes such as assault, rape and homicide. As criminal activity spills over from the streets onto the campuses and through the doors, providing for the safety and security of all patients, visitors and staff within the walls of a health care institution, as well as on the grounds, requires increasing vigilant attention and action by safety and security personnel as well as all health care staff and providers.”
 
That’s where CPI training comes in. This online session explores not only the incidence of assaultive behavior in health care facilities but the Precipitating Factors, including daily occurrences like verbal aggression, that are the roots of workplace violence. The Joint Commission and OSHA have made it clear that these factors are not isolated to one area of a health care facility—from leadership policy development to deficiencies within the physical environment, every layer of staff has a hand in the problem and is equally capable of owning the solution.
 
We want to challenge you to reconsider how your workplace defines “violence,” and learn how you can actively take steps to prevent it. A culture of safety belongs to each of us, and the foundation of effective crisis prevention is training.


 

 

Additional Resources to Share at Work...

If you’ve enjoyed this webinar, we have a few more resources for your toolbox, and we encourage you to share them with your colleagues and leadership so that you can collaborate in building a culture of safety in your health care facility.
 
5 Tips for Reducing Violence in Your Hospital
It’s not enough to say, “We have a zero-tolerance policy for violence.” The truth is that everyone does. Learn how to actualize that by building your skills in handling challenging questions and power struggles, in addition to some bonus tricks for controlling your response to a crisis.

How Every Department Can Prevent Violence in Your Hospital
Get everyone on the same page with strategies proven to prevent aggression, injuries, and violence with these tips for departmental collaboration and policy drafting. You can successfully and simply balance patient care with safety for all.

How to Drive Culture Change and Reduce Violence in Your Hospital
This guide will help you drive a new culture of care with proven tips and strategies to reduce violence immediately, cultivate lasting change for the long term, and improve staff retention with effective crisis prevention.

 
A culture of care starts with training, makes an immediate difference, and has lasting positive results for staff and patients.
 


Don't Wait to Implement Training! 

If you’re ready to take the next step in building a culture that reduces intimidation and violence in your health care facility, it’s time to participate in a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training, which empowers staff members to resolve those contributing factors before they escalate into workplace violence.
 
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