- Strengthening incident prevention & embedding a safety culture
- Boosting interdisciplinary & interagency collaboration & communication
- Supporting staff wellbeing post-incident
- Utilising data & technology to inform hospital initiatives
- Navigating legal issues & balancing duty of care with staff safety
- Security Services
- Patient Support Services
- Facilities Management
- OHS/WHS, OVA
- Mental Health
- Drug & Alcohol
- Aged Care
- General Medicine
Attend to learn:
- Strengthen approaches to incident prevention & embed a safety culture
- Enhance team communication & coordinated interventionary responses
- Improve post-incident management and evaluation
- Develop a multifaceted approach to reduce aggression in mental health patients
Prince of Wales Hospital NSW
For the last six years, Dr Michael Golding has been Director of Prince of Wales Hospital, Australiasian ED of the year in 2015. For the last 12 months he has been on sabbatical leave working full time as an Emergency Medicine Consultant in London. He has taken a new position as Clinical Director of the ECI and will continue to work clinically part time at POW. He has specialist qualifications in Emergency Medicine, General Practice and Medical Administration.He attended Newcastle University Medical School. He interned at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital followed by two years doing research in the Department of Surgery at the University of Sydney. A short stint working for Aus Aid as sole medical officer working in a clinic in Swaziland unaccountably extended for five years. After this, he worked on a number of projects around the developing world in primary health care and medical project work. Returning to Australia, started training with ACEM. After Fellowship, Michael spent short periods in Ireland and Darwin as a specialist before going to Sutherland for six years as Director of the ED.
International Association For Healthcare Safety & Security USA
Kevin Tuohey, CHPA is the Board President of the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) and the Executive Director for Research Compliance at Boston University and Boston Medical Center. Kevin participated in the development of IAHSS design and operational guidelines and chaired the IAHSS Council on Guidelines from 2013-2016. Kevin has 37 years of experience in healthcare and higher education emergency management, facilities, real estate, safety and security; and has been involved in the development, planning, threat and risk assessment, design, construction and operations of facilities with security requirements ranging from those with open access to those with significant protective design
Royal Melbourne Hospital VIC
Susan Harding is a veteran of the Health service industry having provided 25 years as an Emergency Nurse and more recently in a Nursing management role leading over 300 staff members in a fast paced, high acuity and frequently overflowing Emergency Department. Whilst in this role Susan has focused on improving the retention of staff by implementing strong succession plans with a goal of achieving continual growth and innovation in nursing practices.
Despite Susan’s considerable experience and impressive credentials, including various hospital commendations as a result of her staff’s endorsements, it is Susan’s humble nature and emphasis on creating an environment of universal respect towards and between her staff that ensures an open line of communication, a safe place for staff to work and patients to receive the best possible care.
Canberra Hospital ACT
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What People Are Saying
“A positive, professional and focused conference aimed at addressing the realities of violence in the healthcare system”Queensland Health & Improving Hospital Safety & Security in Hospitals attendee, 2017
Date: 17 Jan 2017 By: Trevor Lawson
Why Verbal Judo? Because the most dangerous weapon we all carry is “the cocked tongue” and the wrong word, fired off in the wrong way, to the wrong person at the wrong time, can get you hurt, sued, divorced, demoted or tarnish a professional reputation for ever. Words used the wrong way are disastrous. From …
Date: 2 May 2016 By: William Christian
Concerns over the safety of hospital staff and their patients are growing as rapidly as the healthcare sector is booming. Hospitals are now more accessible than ever before, consequently causing a spark in drug and alcohol-related violence. These instances have ultimately tarnished the ‘safe-haven’ nature of hospitals, and solutions to improve hospital security beyond the …
Date: 14 Apr 2016 By: Jeffrey Young
The vast majority of incidents of aggression within our hospitals are a symptom of the person’s mental health and/or addiction issue(s). These people are sick. They come to our facilities for help, to heal and to get better. It’s our job, to the best of our abilities, to provide care. It’s also our job – …
Date: 8 Feb 2016 By: Ashleigh Morgan
Emergency wards are experiencing a crisis, with staff facing growing levels of aggression from patients affected by the use of crystal methamphetamine, or ice. The shooting of a police officer and a security guard at Nepean Hospital in January has prompted the NSW Government to commission a security audit of all the state’s hospitals. It is …
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The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare facilities. IAHSS is a professional association with more than 2,000 members who are healthcare security, law enforcement, safety and emergency management leaders. For nearly fifty years, IAHSS has educated and served members and the profession by offering exclusive resources and benefits including industry and design guidelines, local and international educational and networking opportunities, and the celebrated bi-annual Journal of Healthcare Protection Management. IAHSS has certified tens of thousands of dedicated professionals who keep healthcare facilities, patients, staff and visitors safe. IAHSS offers the Basic, Advanced and Supervisor certifications, a Safety Certificate Program, and maintains the prestigious Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) certification, the standard for the healthcare security leader dedicated to the profession.
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