The Risk Stratification Matrix

Make sure you’re providing the level of violence prevention training that helps every member of your team stay safe, no matter where they work in your hospital. Our Risk Stratification Matrix helps you visualize the degrees of risk different departments may face, and how Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training supports an organization-wide culture of safety.

Highest Level Risk

Who: ED Staff, Urgent Care, Behavioral Health, Psych Staff, Security

Advanced training—more tools for risk assessment and problem solving, plus additional physical intervention options.

High Level Risk

Who: Med/Surg, ICU, Women’s Services, Sitters

Foundation training—verbal intervention strategies and basic physical intervention options.

Medium Level Risk

Who: Pediatrics, Outpatient, Intake Desks

Modified foundation training—verbal intervention strategies and select physical intervention options.

Low Level Risk

Who: Transportation, Volunteers, Telephone Support, Customer Service, Administrators, Finance, Pharmacy

Awareness training—video learning with a brief classroom discussion (available summer 2018).

We can help you design the best mix of training to make your hospital measurably safer from the risks of workplace violence.

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Before you go, you might like this recent article about proactively addressing workplace violence in hospitals. It’s an evidence-based dive into the continuum of disruptive and assaultive behaviors—and effective strategies for addressing them—that you can use to start building a meaningful culture of safety at work.

We’d love to hear from you if you find it helpful—remember, everybody in your hospital deserves Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security℠.