Reducing Staff Training Costs in Healthcare without Compromising Training Quality
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” –Socrates
Producing trained healthcare staff requires an expensive outlay; however, there are ways to accomplish this more effectively. This document discusses the highly recognised issues relating to violence towards healthcare staff, how these issues can be addressed to maintain higher levels of safety, and the provision of quality training for staff while reducing the financial burden involved.
When we think about aggressive work environments, most of us think of police and custody services. However, it is recognised that staff working in different sectors throughout healthcare services are just as vulnerable to incidents of verbal, threatening, and physical violence.
The drive for more consequential outcomes for those who project physical violence towards staff members within healthcare environments, including paramedics and ambulance staff, had a successful outcome. The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 allows courts of law to impose greater sentencing on those charged with these offences, and this extends to all healthcare staff. But......