CPS Safety Watch/Alert: Prevent Violent Behavior

July 16, 2015    |   By: Calevir

Safety-Watch-07.15.2015editThe Center has released Patient Safety Watch: Prevent Violent Behavior.  We encourage you to review the watch and share with others in your organization.

The incidence of physical and violent behavior continues to rise across the United States, and reports in the Center for Patient Safety’s PSO database support this trend. Events include throwing furniture, biting, hitting, verbally abusing and physically attacking employees. Although most of the events resulted in no harm, it’s important to learn from these incidents and take action before employees, patients and visitors are injured.  Read more: download the Watch.

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