College campuses can teach hospitals how to prevent workplace violence

Hospitals are vulnerable to violence threatening the safety of patients and employees for a variety of reasons, but they can mitigate these risks by adopting strategies used on college campuses, according to an article from Business Insurance. In particular, behavioral intervention teams modeled after those on campuses can help hospitals identify and follow-up on disruptive or concerning behavior before violence occurs, noted the article, citing a presentation by Carolyn Wolf, executive partner at a New York law firm, during the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management 2015 conference in Indianapolis. Additionally, all workplaces, including hospitals, must adopt a workplace violence policy and prevention program that they communicate to employees. Article

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