The Improving Hospital Safety & Security conference will address the need to promote a better culture of safety in hospitals by breaking staff out of silos and fostering collaboration in safety and security, strengthening strategies to de escalate and prevent incidents proactively and develop staff resilience and mental health.
Benefits of attending
- Discover how to create a culture of staff safety & increase reporting
- Learn practical strategies to secure well-being & prioritise staff mental health
- Refine existing & discover new strategies to de-escalate potentially violent incidents
- Understand the risks & benefits of physical intervention & how to apply appropriate restraints
- Improve plans & processes to collaborate for multidisciplinary responses to incidents
Clinicians responsible for:
- Mental Health
- Drug & Alcohol
- Aged Care
- General Medicine
- Security Services
- Occupational Violence & Aggression
- Facility Management
- Patient Support Services
Attend to learn:
- Promote a culture of safety in hospitals & empower staff to report incidents
- Support staff with strategies to improve mental health, well-being & resilience
- Strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration against incidents of violence & aggression
- Prevent violence & aggression with proactive strategies to de-escalate incidents
- KEYNOTE: Using data to quantify the issue of OVA & prepare a safer environment for staff
- Creating a high performance safety culture for staff through the local health district
- Improving access & identifying pathways to improved healthcare for hospital staff
- Creating the Occupational Violence Incident Response Kit to improve post-incident recovery
- Formalising security & clinician collaboration in a shared governance structure
- A whole of hospital approach to developing strategies to reduce OVA
- CASE STUDY: Improving collaboration to manage aggression in a Mental Health Centre
- Helping staff better understand workplace risks to minimise & prevent harm
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Western Sydney Local Health District
Matthew Pearson has 15 years’ experience in the healthcare industry; focused around staff related functions such as Human Resources and Risk Management. Matthew is passionate about ensuring staff are safe, happy and engaged at work. His significant WHS and Injury Management background has driven a focus on developing and ever- refining organisational practices for the safety of staff. Matthew’s work for the last 3 years has centred on the development and roll out of Western Sydney Local Health District’s unique and innovative Violence Prevention Program.
Tamworth Base Hospital
Queensland Doctor's Health Programme
Milestone Systems is a global leader within open platform video management software (VMS) for IP network-based video surveillance, dedicated to deliver high quality business video platform software, in which our community of hardware and software partners can integrate their video solutions for security and beyond security purposes. Our objective is to improve our community customers’ organizational processes and safety level through the management, integration and distribution of digital video data.
Based on a true open platform, XProtect® VMS enables integration with the industry’s widest choice in cameras and best-in-class business solutions, such as access control and video analytics. Milestone XProtect® VMS supports 8,000 cameras and hardware devices and is powerful, reliable, easy to use and proven in more than 150,000 installations worldwide. Milestone Systems’ open platform community is a network of over 10,000 resellers and integrators who integrate their products and applications with Milestone Systems’ video software platform. Milestone Systems’ solutions are available in most countries around the world, with regional offices and sales representatives in more than 25 countries. Milestone Systems was founded in 1998 and has been a stand-alone company in Canon Group since 2014.
Southern Cross Protection
Southern Cross Protection – A Security Company that Acts on Intelligence with Care and Precision
We exist to protect you, your people and your assets, allowing your organisation to grow and prosper. We provide intelligence based solutions executed with precision. These solutions always demonstrate the utmost care for our customers.
Since our foundation post-WWI in Melbourne it has been our goal to be a progressive and pioneering security company. Today, as a market leader in patrol services we strive to live up to our reputation, provide value to our clients and operate a responsive and reliable network with a sense of integrity and duty to the community at large.
We do more than patrol the streets, secure properties and protect assets. As far as security companies go, our goal is to serve. We do this by providing intelligence based protection services based on risk minimisation strategies, that over 4000 clients nationwide rely on for a wide variety of security needs.
As an Australian owned and operated security company we’ve assembled an extensive team of experts, with patrol officers conducting an unprecedented 16,000 patrol visits every night from 28 localised branches across Australia. This means we have the coverage, capability and local knowledge to provide services suitable to you, across Australia.
Who We Are
Keeping Communities Safe Since 1989
MePACS is a 24/7 fast response personal alarm service responded to by real people, based in Australia – we have been keeping communities safe for over 29 years. We’re one of the largest personal alarm services in Australia, backed by an Australian Public Health provider – Peninsula Health.
We have over 40,000 clients in Australia who trust us to keep them safe and independent at home, when out and about and even at work, with all profits re-invested back into public health.
From our senior clients, people living with chronic conditions and disabilities to lone workers out in the community, MePACS provides the highest level of customer service in a professional and caring manner, providing peace of mind for both our clients and their family.
With the MePACS personal alarm, once you have pressed your button help is only 2 minutes away, responded to by our friendly fully trained team, who are here for you anytime day or night.
We are the sole service provider for the Victorian Government funded Personal Alert Victoria program which is available free of charge to eligible clients living in Victoria (Personal Alert Victoria) click here for more details.
What People Are Saying
“Criterion Conferences are to be commended for the calibre, diversity and relevance of presentations. A thoughtfully curated conference. Excellent value.”Emergency Department Nurse, Improving Hospital Safety & Security conference attendee, 2018
“Excellent opportunity to meet industry subject matter experts with diverse backgrounds to network with and share concepts that can facilitate best practice.”IAHSS Improving Hospital Safety & Security conference attendee, 2018
Date: 7 Sep 2018 By: Ash Natesh
The Hospital Safety and Security Conference focused on Collaborating and communicating across departments to transform ethos & safety culture, Smashing the stigma to promote staff well-being & post-incident support, Encouraging staff reporting of incidents to drive data & inform funding and Breaking out of silos to encourage interdisciplinary & inter agency partnerships. Dr Michael Tervit, …
Date: 11 Jul 2018 By: Cyrus Sajadi
The prevalence of incidents of violence and aggression towards hospital staff involve figures that leave jaws open in disbelief. Worksafe Victoria state that 95% of healthcare staff experience incidents of violence and aggression in their workplace over the course of their careers. Being routinely exposed to verbally and physically aggressive patients has a significant effect …
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Why Verbal Judo? Because the most dangerous weapon we all carry is “the cocked tongue” and the wrong word, fired off in the wrong way, to the wrong person at the wrong time, can get you hurt, sued, divorced, demoted or tarnish a professional reputation for ever. Words used the wrong way are disastrous. From …
Date: 2 May 2016 By: William Christian
Concerns over the safety of hospital staff and their patients are growing as rapidly as the healthcare sector is booming. Hospitals are now more accessible than ever before, consequently causing a spark in drug and alcohol-related violence. These instances have ultimately tarnished the ‘safe-haven’ nature of hospitals, and solutions to improve hospital security beyond the …