CDC – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses – (2.4 ANCC contact hours for on-demand course)
This free, interactive course is designed to help healthcare workers better understand the scope and nature of violence in the workplace.
Violence: Occupational Hazards in Hospitals
The purpose of this brochure is to increase worker and employer awareness of the risk factors for violence in hospitals and to provide strategies for reducing exposure to these factors.
International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS)
Code Black and Blue: Why patients turn violent and how to recognize it before it happens.
Environment of Care News, Volume 18, Number 1, January 2015, pp. 1,3,4(3)
Violent behavior toward nurses, physicians, and hospital staff is an occupational hazard that every health care organization will encounter. Staff, particularly frontline staff, need to be aware of the risk and know how to deal with it. This includes preventing incidents, knowing what to do when a patient becomes violent, and following procedures for reporting an incident. This article discusses strategies for preventing and addressing violence in health care organizations.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
How Safe Is Your Hospital for Workers? This publication provides a suite of resources to help hospitals assess workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance safe patient handling programs.