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Violence Prevention Strategies for Emergency Departments

Health Facilities Management
By Alan Butler
August 9, 2019

Each day, health care emergency department (ED) staff across the country are confronted with challenging situations they know very little about when the individual patients first arrive.

In most situations, experience and training allow staff members to execute an appropriate response. However, more and more frequently, patients are challenging the safety of both the individual provider and the care environment.

To prepare for such situations, health care organizations must develop customized violence prevention strategies geared specifically to their EDs.