Reference Preventing Workplace Violence A Road map for Healthcare Facilities

Reference preventing workplace violence a road map

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ReferencePreventing Workplace Violence: A Road map for Healthcare Facilities. (2015). Occupational Safety and Health Act. Retrieved from (Links to an external site.)ReplyReply to CommentCollapse SubdiscussionJanice AmadorJanice Amador9:56amJun 8 at 9:56amManage Discussion EntryHello everyone,Both former and current work places have had security officers in place atthe entrance of the hospital. We especially needed the guard in the clinic Iworked in there were not the nicest people around and the homeless would try to sneak in a sleep on our couches or try to hide in our bathrooms. One time, we had to call the police because some guy came in with a bat and beat the security guy with a bat and threatening us. He said he would kill us if we didn't give him drugs. Thankfully the police station was around the corner and they came quickly, not sure what would've happened had they not come so quickly. It was a very scary situation. I think my former work place handled the incident correctly and put a armed police officer in front after the situation. Nothing ever happened after thatReplyReply to CommentCollapse SubdiscussionErin BiceErin Bice10:11amJun 8 at 10:11amManage Discussion Entry
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Think about your current or former workplace. Are you aware of any specific actions that were taken to protect employees from workplace violence? What more could you suggest?At my previous job in home health care we did have yearly training that we had to complete. One section was on workplace violence and how to recognize it and how to handle a situation in the typical workplace environment. All employees had to complete the training because some staff did work in the office but the field nurses had to complete the training once a year to stay compliant with the yearly training. But, as far as being a home health care nurse, you are not in a typical office environment your environment changes hour to hour, you just have to beaware an alert of your surroundings and if you feel unsafe you need to leave. Also, we are told to leave purses in the trunk and not to bring a purse into the home with you. I only had one experience at a patient's home that allowed me to terminate my care to the patient. Unfortunately it was not he patient but a family member that caused the termination. I had to call 911 for the patient because of symptoms she was having. When the EMT arrived they had their emergency lights flashing which caused the family member to come out with a shotgun. I am not sure why he came out with a shotgun when he saw flashing emergency lights. But, this made me uncomfortable since this family member had shown aggressive behavior prior to this incident. I did terminate the care which is unfortunate for the patient but this situation was not acceptable.
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