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Executive Health Management

Can wearables help protect healthcare staff from violence?

2018 09 May

Compared to workers in other sectors, healthcare staff face significant risks of workplace violence. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), from 2002 to 2013, the rate of serious workplace violence incidents was more than four times greater in healthcare than in private industry. Amidst recent cases of attacks... Read more

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Body Cams to Fight Patient Violence

2016 20 Sep

Patient violence against healthcare workers is becoming such a serious problem in Queensland, Australia that the authorities are rolling out body cameras to protect staff.   The aim of the body cams is two-fold; to discourage violent attacks and to make police prosecution of offenders easier.   The cams are part of a range of measures the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospital Violence: How to React

2015 29 Nov

According to a recent article published in StatNews , hospital violence is on the rise. The article suggests that there is a need for healthcare leaders to prevent this without compromising the open and healing environment of hospitals and by developing effective strategies that are more than just a reaction to individual incidents. There is no doubt... Read more