Quick Reference Guide to Handling a Hostile Patient

Jan 20
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While healthcare professionals dedicate their working lives to the health and well being of their patients, it has become disturbingly common for them to experience violence in their line of work.

Younger staff are more likely to experience patient aggression due to their inexperience dealing with tense situations and recognising the preceding warning signs.

This quick reference poster offers basic guidance for responding to hostile and potentially violent patients.

Download the high quality version here: Hospital-security.pdf (52 downloads)

As the problem continues to grow in healthcare facilities across Australia, it’s important to collaborate and share best practice strategies to manage and prevent patient violent and aggression.

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.


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.

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