A Systematic Approach to Workplace Violence Prevention
In an era of widespread staffing shortages, rising workplace violence threatens physical and psychological harm that could drive even more providers away from healthcare. In this episode, Andrew Furman, ECRI’s Vice President of Clinical Evidence and Safety Solutions, describes the importance of leadership support for a systematic approach to understanding the prevalence of violence and implementing effective steps to reduce the risk to workers across all care settings.
Physical and verbal violence against healthcare staff was featured on the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns 2023, including additional recommendations rooted in a Total Systems Safety approach. Register to download the special report at https://www.ecri.org/top-10-patient-safety-concerns-2023-special-report.