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.