1. The FACTS
Workplace Violence in Emergency Medicine is no doubt an epidemic. That is a FACT.
- FACT: Almost daily healthcare staff in hospitals, EMS, and Fire-rescue are threatened, yelled at or physically assaulted by a patient, upset family member or bystander.
- FACT: You understand, according to several studies, injuries from assaults are a leading cause for lost work hours in the fields of emergency medicine.
- FACT: We understand you are concerned about the response you or your provider would use in these particularly stressful incidents.
FACT: According to Bureau of Labor statistics, an assault on a healthcare worker is the most common source of nonfatal injury or illness requiring days off from work in the healthcare and social assistance industry.
FACT: DT4EMS’ Escaping Violent Encounters (EVE) provides superior Workplace Violence Prevention (WPV) training affording staff the critical thinking skills to protect patients, staff and the employing agency.
FACT: DT4EMS’ EVE has been named an “industry best practice” by Risk Management/ Safety Consultants.