Workplace Violence Remains Serious Healthcare Staff Safety Issue

Published: 03/16/2023

  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

According to the newly released annual report from ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), physical and verbal violence towards healthcare staff is a top safety issue in health care facilities. Incidents of workplace violence continue to rise and while there is no universal strategy to prevent violence, there are strategies that help to identify risk factors and mitigate impact.

A comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention Program, combined with engineering controls, adm

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