The 6th
Outcomes focused approaches to better manage & prevent violence & aggression
Conference Date
21st & 22nd April 2020
CQ Functions Melbourne
Early Bird - Save $600
Book by 14/02/20

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Empowering staff through training, leadership & evidence-based practice

Occupational violence and aggression (OVA) continue to affect front line staff right across healthcare. Hospitals, aged care and disability services often face complex cases involving OVA and behaviours of concern that impact the safety of staff and the care they can provide for their patients, residents or clients.

In recent years, we have seen positive change towards tackling this issue with an increased focus on safety culture and the introduction of new preventative and reactive models of care. However, with unacceptable violence and aggression still rife within healthcare, we need to be taking a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to the management of OVA and behavioural issues from both staff safety and patient-centred lens.

For the 6th time, the Improving Safety & Security in Healthcare conference will bring together key stakeholders to develop solutions to address this issue. Building on the success of our past Hospital Safety and Security conference series, this year’s conference will also focus on OVA and behaviours of concern in Aged Care and Disability Services as well as hospitals. You 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.

As Australia’s only conference that focuses on the issue of occupational violence, aggression and behavioural management in healthcare, this event is not to be missed. Join us, where we translate policy and procedure into tangible and real-life practice.

What will you take away from this conference? 

  • Solution-focused approaches to address common OVA challenges with 5 new case studies
  • Insights from award-winning hospitals & programs in the prevention & management of OVA
  • Practical skills to manage actual or potential aggression
  • Alternative interventions to minimise restrictive practices
  • Evidence on clinical tools to effectively assess risk
  • Strategies to better support & empower staff post-incident

Who will attend?

Healthcare organisations, including:

  • Public & Private Hospitals
  • Local Health Districts & Area Health Services
  • Disability Service Providers
  • Aged Care Providers

With roles & responsibility for:

  • Security Services
  • Patient Support Services
  • Facility Management
  • OVA
  • People & Culture
  • Operations

Clinicians responsible for:

  • Drug & Alcohol
  • Aged Care/ Dementia
  • General Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Emergency
  • Mental Health

Attend to learn:

  • Embed best practice OVA training models in your health service
  • Implement preventative, patient-centred & trauma informed models of care
  • Develop new risk assessment methods & tools
  • Strengthen multidisciplinary responses to OVA