Preventing and managing violence in the healthcare setting
New York’s hospitals and health systems are committed to providing safe and welcoming environments for all who enter their doors. HANYS works with our members to provide education and sharing of best practices and protocols and to advocate for resources and policies that help protect patients and the healthcare workforce.
HANYS, with input from our behavioral health workgroup, produced an issue brief on the major increase in the number of healthcare workers being threatened or seriously injured by patients or visitors. Issue brief explores the many measures hospitals and health systems have taken to create safer and more respectful environments and urges state and federal lawmakers to take specific actions to help deter violence and protect healthcare workers and their patients.
HANYS, in partnership with experts from NYC Health + Hospitals, the Center for Discovery and University of Rochester Medical Center, developed a one-page summary of ways hospitals can support patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities experiencing behavioral challenges.
Learn how the SNUG program has helped prevent violence in the healthcare setting and communities, and ways hospitals can engage in SNUG programming. December 7, 2023
Learn how to apply a person-centered approach and creative non-pharmaceutical interventions when caring for patients with dementia who are experiencing a behavioral crisis. October 19, 2023
The Justice Center shares lessons learned from investigations involving restraints, and tools to identify and mitigate circumstances that can lead to patient and staff injury. September 27, 2023
Learn strategies for engaging visitors, patients and diverse team members to encourage proper behavior and promote dignity, respect and understanding. July 13, 2023
Learn how to leverage the your staff emotional support team to address staff's emotional well-being following incidents of aggressive patient behavior. December 8, 2022
Explore the potential of restorative practice in health settings as a means to foster well-being, relationships and trust after a harmful episode such as a conflict, complaint or adverse event. November 3, 2022