Warning behaviours of patient violence

Jan 20
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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 of being in an unfamiliar environment, being in poor health and often feeling vulnerable, result in a volatile workplace.

While some attacks can occur suddenly, there are behavioural indicators which often precede violent patient reactions:

As occupational violence and aggression continues to affect hospital workers across the country, healthcare providers are seeking preventative and reactive solutions.

The 6th Improving Safety & Security in Healthcare conference, being held in Melbourne from 21 – 22 April, will focus on OVA and behaviours of concern in Aged Care and Disability Services as well as hospitals. Attendees will learn about successful models that have achieved a reduction in OVA or improved the management of behaviours of concern. You will also walk away with new insight on multidisciplinary responses to better manage OVA.

This conference will give you insight into proven strategies to reduce and de-escalate aggression in the healthcare setting.

Submitted by Criterion Content Team

Criterion Content Team

This post has been written by the Criterion Conferences Content Team. Based in Sydney, we are an independent research organisation, producing over 90 conferences a year across a variety of industries. Our events, attended by thousands of senior delegates from the public and private sector, are designed to enrich, inspire and motivate. Our focus is on providing innovative, value adding content via our conferences and blogs like this are extension of that principle. You can view our conferences by visiting our website http://www.criterionconferences.com/conferences.

One thought on “Warning behaviours of patient violence

  1. Informal carers (ie. people caring at home ) can also be the object of violent behaviour. , Unless the carer has been given the contact numbers for “HELP” through DBMAS or a DAS officer there can be overwhelming results. As there are more and more people living longer at home , their carers need education as to how to recognise “triggers”for aggressive behaviour. it is not just the paid workforce that needs training.

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