Journal article

Development, implementation and evaluation of a process to recognise and reduce aggression and violence in an Australian emergency department

Ainslie Senz, Elisa Ilarda, Sharon Klim, Anne-Maree Kelly

Emergency Medicine Australasia | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: In 2018, we developed and implemented a novel approach to recognition and response to occupational violence and aggression (OVA). It included routine use of the Brøset Violence Checklist for all ED patients integrated with a score-based notification and response framework. The present study evaluated the impact of the new process on staff knowledge, perceptions and confidence regarding OVA in ED and the rate of security events related to OVA. METHODS: The present study was conducted in a metropolitan hospital ED in Australia. Evaluation was by online before and after survey of nursing staff, point prevalence study of risk classification and comparison of OVA-related events involvi..

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