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2024 Essential Safety and Skill Development Webinar Training for Healthcare Professionals

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January 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Caring for people with healthcare and mental health needs is rewarding work. We see patients during their most vulnerable times, and they commonly have additional social and emotional issues that can complicate their care.  Societal issues such as increases in domestic violence, gun violence, racism, cyber bullying, and harassment are issues we may see when we work in the community homes of our patients. It is important to know that over the last 20 years, several workplace industries have championed research on potential threats to their employees and a number of safety measures have been introduced to support the research findings. In order to educate healthcare professionals, it is important to give you facts, not fears, and to share best practices for keeping yourself safe, every time.

Assault on healthcare workers has been identified as an important issue by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, and the Joint Commission to name a few.

The prevalence of violence against healthcare workers ranged from 45.6% to 90%. The most commonly reported form of violence was verbal abuse (46.9–90.3%), while the least commonly reported was sexual assault (2–17%). Most primary healthcare workers were at higher risk of patient- and family-perpetrated violence. Three sub-themes of predisposing factors were identified: individual factors (victims’ and perpetrators’ characteristics), community or geographical factors, and workplace factors. (Contemporary evidence of workplace violence against the primary healthcare workforce worldwide: a systematic review | Human Resources for Health | Full Text (biomedcentral.com))

When you attend this webinar, you will gain:

  • insights into the most common safety challenges we face;
  • knowledge about proactive best practices to help you know what to look for and the best ways to respond.
  • Awareness of what behavior or habits to STOP so you are not at risk for harm, CONTINUE with confidence, any of the habits you already do (but needed to know it works), and START using what is identified best practice in safe healthcare practices with patients and their families.

Speaker – Shane Young PLCSW, PLMHP

This webinar is provided per physical location.  If you need more than one location per hospice please register EACH location for the webinar.  

This is a three hour training by webinar.

The price per location is $ 50. 00 Early Bird Member Cost and $75.00 Non-Member Rate.

Early Registration ends January 15th, 2024.


Registration is closed for this event.