According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers in healthcare and social assistance settings are 5 times more likely to be victims of nonfatal violent acts than the average worker in any other occupation, with ER nurses being at the highest risk. In light of these facts, we share with you 5 resources on the reality of workplace violence in healthcare as well as an invitation to a special WPSC webinar on February 22, presented by Dr. Nanette Yragui and dedicated to workplace violence prevention. 

This Week's "Friday 5":
The Truth Behind Workplace Violence in Healthcare

1. Hospitals & Health Networks | Addressing Violence in the Health Care Workplace
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2.  OSHA | Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare:
See Guide
3. The Joint Commission | Teaming Up Against Workplace Violence:
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4. Workers Compensation | Data-Driven Approach May Reduce Violence to Hospital Workers:
Read Article

5. Bloomberg BNA | OSHA Grants Workplace Violence Petition On Director’s Last Day:
Read Story


“We’re All in This Together": Team Strategies for Workplace Violence Prevention

Join us Wednesday, February 22nd from 12 - 1PM for an important webinar sharing proven, high-performing strategies for healthcare teams to employ in preventing workplace violence and promoting a culture of safety for both patients and staff. Dr. Yragui, who has spent years dedicated to studying workplace aggression, will introduce lessons learned from a qualitative study conducted by herself and her SHARP research team, findings from nursing staff focus groups and supervisor interviews, team support strategies for safety, and how patient safety is linked to staff safety through these prevention strategies. This webinar is appropriate for nurses, front-line clinicians, physicians, hospital administrators, and anyone involved in a healthcare setting who would like to arm themselves with valuable knowledge for enhancing safety culture in the workplace. Register now.


Early Bird Rate in Effect Until 3/24/17

Accepting Speaker & Poster Applications Until 2/5/2018 

Find more details about the event at the conference page here.


Virginia Mason is seeking a Director of Quality and Patient Safety

Kelly Veit, MHA

Program Director. Washington Patient Safety Coalition
Foundation for Healthcare Quality
705 Second Ave. Ste. 410
Seattle, WA 98104 | 206.204.7383


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