02
Mar 20

Comparing methods of violence reduction in hospitals

Violence against health workers is a global issue, with up to 38% of health workers suffering physical violence at some point in their careers. Many more are threatened or exposed to verbal aggression from patients and visitors.  Different countries have developed varying responses to the concerning trend. The interventions below, which aim to prevent violence … Continue reading Comparing methods of violence reduction in hospitals

24
Feb 20

Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace – A Quick Reference Guide

The benefits of a mentally healthy workplace are evident at multiple levels – individual and organisational. In addition to improving staff morale and engagement, they also result in few workplace conflicts and complaints. Poor mental health in Australia is estimated to cost employees approximately $10.9 billion every year in absenteeism, reduced productivity and compensation claims. … Continue reading Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace – A Quick Reference Guide

03
Feb 20

The State of Patient Quality & Safety

Australia has been moving towards a nationally consistent approach to the safety and quality of health care since 2006 with the establishment of the Quality and Safety Commission. The 2nd Edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Standards, brought into effect in January 2019, addresses gaps identified in the first edition, including mental health … Continue reading The State of Patient Quality & Safety

24
Jan 20

Key Learnings from Mental Health Access & Quality in ED

As the issue of mental health access in ED continues to grow, Criterion brings together healthcare and ED professionals annually to find collaborative solutions and facilitate better patient care. We’ve extracted a few of the takeaways attendees gained from last year’s conference. You can view them below or download the high res version here:

14
Jan 20

Warning behaviours of patient violence

Violence against staff in hospitals has become disturbingly common. A recent study found 81% of nurses in NSW had experienced violence in the workplace in the previous six months. Nurses are more likely to be attacked at work than prison guards and police officers.  Hospital settings create extreme stress for patients and the combined factors … Continue reading Warning behaviours of patient violence

13
Jan 20

Safe Work NSW’s Ian Firth on pending mental health policy changes

Despite the growing focus on psychological health and safety in the workplace, AIHS says there are still significant gaps in policy and regulation.  This has sparked discussion with Safe Work Australia regarding legislative changes to ensure all jurisdictions are operating at the highest level. Ian Firth, State Inspector of SafeWork NSW, shed some light on … Continue reading Safe Work NSW’s Ian Firth on pending mental health policy changes

06
Jan 20

Mechanisms to support better mental health outcomes in ED

Emergency departments are often the initial point of care for people seeking mental-health assistance for the first time and for those requiring after hours care. Approximately 3.7% of all presentations to public hospital ED are mental health-related. We’ve put together a quick reference guide for some of the most effective mechanisms that can be used … Continue reading Mechanisms to support better mental health outcomes in ED

18
Nov 19

Fact Sheet: Mental Health in the Workplace

While one in three of us will experience mental illness at some point in our lives, there remains a pervasive stigma in the workplace preventing us from talking openly about our mental health. We compiled a fact sheet about the rates of mental health issues in the workplace, the associated cost and which industries are … Continue reading Fact Sheet: Mental Health in the Workplace