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Disasters often come with little or no warning. Don’t get caught unprepared when it comes time to protect residents, patients and staff; outline your disaster preparedness plan today. How quickly you can get back to business can depend on this plan.
We turned to the professionals at AAOHN 2019 and gathered insights into three key areas that together can support occupational health programs and preventative care in the workplace: employee wellness programs; flu vaccination programs; and emergency preparedness & planning.
Tragic events, including a 2017 shooting at an Ohio nursing home that killed three people and recent deadly mass shootings, bring well-needed attention to the importance of healthcare facilities taking the necessary steps to prepare for a potential active shooter/armed intruder scenario.
As a healthcare provider, you know that the risk of on-site violence is real. Healthcare safety and security expert Steven Wilder offers important guidance on how to recognize potential workplace violence and outlines some simple deescalation steps that can work in any healthcare setting.
In 2015, the healthcare industry was hit with more cyber-attacks than any other business sector. One hundred million healthcare records were breached at an estimated cost of $200 per patient record. Today, cyber threats continue to be at an all-time high in terms of volume, impact and sophistication.