Free downloadable digital copy provides easy-to-use guidance health care organizations need to create a safe environment for workers, patients and visitors
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the worldwide leader in evidence-based de-escalation and crisis prevention training, published its new Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook for Health Care Professionals. This free resource is designed to provide easy-to-use recommendations and strategies to help individuals in all levels and roles of health care improve their workplace violence prevention programming to generate immediate results.
The Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook for Health Care Professionals can be downloaded at crisisprevention.com/handbook. Its stand-alone chapters are written to help health care leaders and workplace violence committee members make immediate enhancements for any pain point they are experiencing related to workplace violence. The book is the first of its kind in the health care crisis prevention field and was developed by qualified individuals who are trained in crisis prevention, with more than 150 total years of experience working in health care.
"Health care professionals continue to face a rising tide of violence in the workplace," said Susan Driscoll, president, CPI. "The increase in violence is creating unsustainable challenges, including physical harm to workers, rising numbers of dedicated professionals leaving the field to which they were called, and greater difficulty providing effective patient care."
According to recent surveys of nurses by Hospital IQ, 90% of respondents are considering leaving the nursing profession in the next year and 72% said they were experiencing burnout long before the pandemic. Overall, 77% of health care workers believe workplace violence is a priority and more than two-thirds report experiencing more serious mental health issues like anxiety or depression as a result.
"The health care organizations we speak with need help identifying what to do and how to do it, and they need it fast," said AlGene P. Caraulia, vice president of Integration and Sustainability, CPI. "We created the Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook to give health care professionals the easiest and most effective first step they can take toward creating a peaceful, non-violent workplace that is safe for everyone. With this free download they can review, learn, and adopt research-based strategies and methods that will improve their workplace violence prevention programs."
The Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook for Health Care Professionals provides a major step forward in helping health care organizations dedicated to creating a safer, more peaceful environment for workers, patients and visitors. It can be used to enhance and complement current workplace violence prevention plans and, when paired with CPI's training programs, provides health care organizations a clear path to the organizational change and accountability required to de-escalate traumatic situations, reduce risk and violence, and create a safer workplace.
The handbook is intended to meet an organization where it is in its workplace violence prevention mission, helping health care professionals better understand how to:
· Build or improve workplace violence prevention programs
· Respond internally to incidents of workplace violence
· Gather, measure and manage data to analyze challenges unique to any organization
· Manage training and education needs at all levels of health care organizations, including multi-site hospitals and health systems, clinics, outpatient care and surgery centers
· Build a holistic culture of violence prevention
· Balance workplace violence prevention programming with patient advocacy and staff support
Since 1980, CPI has helped train more than 15 million people within service-oriented industries and has served its field longer than anyone else. By successfully diagnosing, designing, and implementing thousands of workplace violence prevention programs across the globe, CPI has helped its clients review, reassess, and reinvest in their workplace violence prevention programs to help entire teams, including those in the c-suite, human resources, security, nursing, and more, believe in and take ownership of their workplace violence prevention committees and initiatives.
About Crisis Prevention Institute
Crisis Prevention Institute is a world-leading training organization specializing in the safe management of disruptive and assaultive behavior. The Company's Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program is embraced worldwide by organizations committed to providing quality care and services in a respectful, safe environment. The strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program provide staff members with an effective framework for decision making and problem solving to prevent, de-escalate, and safely respond to disruptive or assaultive behavior. The philosophy relating to Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM expands throughout the continuum of interventions that are necessary when working toward reduction or elimination of restraint use.
Colin Deval, Crisis Prevention Institute, 1 4142993942, [email protected]
Rebecca Eckhart, Crisis Prevention Institute, 312.720.7666, [email protected]
SOURCE Crisis Prevention Institute