Strengthening Interdisciplinary Responses to Violence & Aggression
Conference Date
21st & 22nd February 2018
CQ Functions, Melbourne
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Tackling violence and aggression in Australian Healthcare

Up to 95% of healthcare workers have experienced verbal or physical assault – WorkSafe Victoria

The implications of Occupational Violence and Aggression (OVA) have far reaching consequences on the safety and long-term wellbeing of hospital staff, patients and visitors. While OVA is common, it should not be tolerated or become an accepted part of the job.

The Improving Hospital Safety & Security conference will bring together key stakeholders across clinical, security, police and paramedic backgrounds to share tangible strategies to improve coordinated approaches to prevention, intervention and post-incident responses.

This conference will focus on:

  • 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

Who will attend?

Security & patient services personnel responsible for:

  • Security Services
  • Patient Support Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Operations

Clinicians responsible for:

  • Emergency
  • 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