With workplace safety so critical for patients and staff, Illinois hospitals are working to fortify their response plans by engaging staff and incorporating proven strategies to enhance safety.
Several hospitals shared their workplace safety initiatives—and the impact they’re having—during the 2018 IHA Quality Advocacy Showcase. Here are their stories:
With a focus on de-escalation techniques, Memorial Hospital developed its own crisis prevention training and has worked hard to engage employees in emergency preparedness efforts.
Multidisciplinary teams at OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center implemented several interventions to increase the awareness of, prevent and react to potential incidents of workplace violence.
To reduce injuries from workplace violence, Ascension Saint Francis Hospital implemented workplace violence prevention education, de-escalation training in high-risk settings and more.
To ensure safety for patients and staff, SwedishAmerican Health System launched a workplace safety program to reduce violence, hostility and threats through training and new policies.