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Threats against Health Care Workers Are Rising. Here's How Hospitals Are Protecting Their Staffs
This article discusses the rising threats and violence against healthcare workers, and the measures hospitals are taking to protect their staffs. Some key points:
Threats and violence against healthcare workers are increasing, with 75% of workplace assaults happening in healthcare settings.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the issue, with healthcare workers facing increased stress, burnout, and frustration from patients and their families.
Hospitals are implementing various strategies to protect their staffs, such as training programs on de-escalation techniques, installing panic buttons, and using security personnel.
Collaboration with law enforcement agencies is also critical, and hospitals are working with local police departments to increase security measures.
In addition to physical protection, hospitals are also providing mental health support for their staffs, such as counseling and therapy services.
Healthcare workers can also take steps to protect themselves, such as reporting any threats or incidents, and being aware of their surroundings.
|Strategies for protecting Healthcare workers|
|Training programs on de-escalation techniques|
|Installing panic buttons|
|Using security personnel|
|Collaboration with law enforcement agencies|
|Providing mental health support|
|Encouraging reporting of threats or incidents|
|Raising awareness of surroundings|
Learn more about preventing workplace violence in Healthcare:
Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service workers