Kathy Chrisfield, OH&S Unit Co-ordinator, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) delivered this presentation at the 2013 Safe and Secure Hospital Conference. The comprehensive program addressed the following issues:
Early intervention via early reporting of disruptive, aggressive, and bullying behaviour to minimise work place violence
An innovative training model to help clinicians, security and policy makers respond to the problems of challenging behaviours
Therapeutic sedation in the Emergency Department: Best practice in managing the highly agitated patient
A systems approach to the prevention of Occupational Violence and Aggression (OVA)
Contract management security: The change from in-house security to contract security
Role of the Risk Based Approach throughout the design process
Preventing and managing clinical aggression in the paediatric and youth health setting
The roles, functions and training provided by the Mental Health Intervention Team (MHIT), New South Wales Police Force
Interactions between Police, Health staff, Ambulance and Hospital Security and future directions
A Legal Perspective: Prevention and management of violence in hospitals
Code Grey responses - Are they legal?
For more information about the annual event, please visit the conference website: http://www.healthcareconferences.com.au/safehospitals
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