WHA Resource Spotlight: Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Resources for WHA Members
Workplace violence is a growing concern for health care employers. Anecdotal reports from WHA members and their teams suggest this problem has been further exacerbated amidst public health mandates, requests to mask, visitation policies necessary for safety and overall COVID fatigue.
WHA, with the assistance of the WHA Council on Workforce Development, has launched a resource for Wisconsin hospitals and health systems to assist in their ongoing violence prevention efforts. Resources available to WHA members through the WHA member portal
include regulatory standards from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission and insights from subject matter experts such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).
Watch for more to come, as the Council on Workforce Development works to expand the violence prevention member resources to include examples from Wisconsin hospitals and health systems.
Contact WHA Senior Vice President Workforce and Clinical Practice Ann Zenk
with questions, suggestions or requests for more information.
This story originally appeared in the January 13, 2022 edition of WHA Newsletter