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
- 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
Professor Braitberg has been a practicing emergency physician and toxicologist for 35 years. He is the Executive Director of Strategy, Quality and Improvement at Melbourne Health and the Head of the Emergency Medicine Stream for the Centre for Critical Care Medicine at the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. He holds Masters in Bioethics and Health Services Management. He is a member of the Victorian Clinical Council, a board member of St Johns Ambulance (Victoria) and medical advisor to Ambulance Victoria.
His research interests include toxicology, pre-hospital care, clinical governance and health system redesign and the management of acute behavioural emergencies. He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and authored 20 book chapters. He was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) in 2018.
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
Scott Hamer (HealthShare NSW) has come into the health system with a broad knowledge and understanding of people which encompasses high communication and de-escalation skills. These skills are used on a regular basis resolving at times, complex issues. With over a decade of experience in the security and training industry and holding a certificate 2 in security operations as well as training staff in fire safety, Scott believes communication is the most valid asset we can bring to the table. Scott is actively involved in a team which comprises of Clinical and non-clinical members that play a major part in the success of lowering the rates of violent and aggressive incidents in the Tamworth emergency department and associated wards. He is dedicated to the safety of staff by providing training in EDVPM and restraint and personal protection techniques. Scott believes this together with building connections with all staff throughout the hospital has led to the successful achievement of a united sense of team work, in ensuring safer and more effective outcomes for not only the staff, but patients and visitors as well. In the future, Scott hopes to continue his work in cementing the collaborative approach in the workplace and building better connections with all involved.
Queensland Doctor's Health Programme
Dr. Kay is the Medical Director of Qld Doctors’ Health Programme (QDHP). She graduated from The University of Queensland in 1983, with Honors in Medicine and holds an academic title as Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine, UQ. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice and works part time in general practice. In 2013, she completed her PhD in Physician Health which focussed on understanding how doctors access health care for themselves. She is a strong advocate in the international space advocating for clinician wellness which is a key factor in the delivery of high quality, safe care. She has over 25 peer-reviewed publications, many in the area of doctors’ health. She has clinical and research expertise in both doctors’ health and refugee health.
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.
Crisis Prevention Institute
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) delivers specialised training throughout Australia & New Zealand to assist hospital staff to respond safely, effectively and confidently to challenging or aggressive behaviours that may be presented by those in their care or other Individuals. We have been providing training for over 35 years and have trained over 10 million professionals in a variety of sectors including health and mental care, aged care, social services, security services and education
We remain dedicated to continuing research, developing support, and improving the delivery of the highest quality behaviour management training and resources, serving as an essential agent in creating person centred approaches to crisis prevention that reduce the need for restraint. CPI’s own MAPA program (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression) is a nationally recognised and leading behaviour management programme that teaches hospital staff the skills to respond safely, effectively and confidently to challenging or aggressive behaviours that may be presented in their work environments
Benefits for your organisation and staff:
- Deliver a measurable reduction in the use of restraint and seclusion
- Assist staff get a better handle on individual behaviours identify and respond effectively to challenging behaviours
- Provide staff with verbal intervention techniques for appropriate verbal behaviour
- Provide staff with practical skills to respond safely and compassionately to challenging behaviours and contribute to a positive culture
- Reduce staff turnover
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 …
Date: 17 Jan 2017 By: Trevor Lawson
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 …