Patients with high-risk behaviors pose a danger to healthcare staff and other patients and are difficult for healthcare employees to manage. In this live webcast, expert speakers Tony W. York, MS, MBA, CHPA, CPP, and Jeff Puttkammer, M.Ed., will discuss the patient factors that often lead to violent events in the workplace, provide a clear understanding of environmental influences and triggers that contribute to violence, and supply tools and resources to help you reduce the risk of a violent event in your facility. The program is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET.
Employees have the power to influence their own safety, but they often lack the proper training. Give your staff the knowledge they need to deal with high-risk patients and keep themselves and their facility safe!
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Define high-risk patient behavior (more than just mental health patients)
- Explain how a balanced approach to patient-focused care and personal safety impacts patient satisfaction and work-related injuries
- Identify how workspace design and medical equipment placement can promote or reduce the safety of staff, patients, and visitors
- Define policies, procedures, and practices aimed at reducing safety risks associated with at-risk patients
- Understand the critical role staff education and training plays in helping provide the culture, tools, and competencies required to successfully reduce and manage patient-generated violence