HQIC LAN – Workplace Violence Prevention: Best Practices for Safer Care | 1.23.24

January 23, 2024
1pm ET | 12pm CT | 11am MT
for Hospital/Pharmacy/Home Health Staff

Workplace violence is an increasingly recognized safety issue in the health care profession. The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics1 indicates an increasing trend in violent incidents in the health care sector from 2011 to 2018, with almost three quarters (73%) of all nonfatal injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work occurring among health care workers. Compared to private industry, workers in hospital settings were eight times more likely to experience nonfatal violence-related injuries from other persons (22.8 vs 2.9 incidents per 10,000 full-time workers).