New Resource Helps Prevent Violence in Healthcare Facilities

The Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook for Health Care Professionals aims to help healthcare facilities make immediate enhancements relating to workplace violence.

By HFT Staff
October 3, 2022

Crisis Prevention Institute published its new Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook for Health Care Professionals. This free resource is designed to provide easy-to-use recommendations and strategies to help individuals in all levels and roles of healthcare improve their workplace violence prevention programming to generate immediate results. 

The Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook for Health Care Professionals can be downloaded at Its stand-alone chapters are written to help healthcare leaders and workplace violence committee members make immediate enhancements for any pain point they are experiencing related to workplace violence. 

The book is the first of its kind in the healthcare crisis prevention field and was developed by qualified individuals who are trained in crisis prevention.  

According to recent surveys of nurses by Hospital IQ, 90 percent of respondents are considering leaving the nursing profession in the next year, and 72 percent said they were experiencing burnout long before the pandemic. Overall, 77 percent of healthcare workers believe workplace violence is a priority and more than two-thirds report experiencing more serious mental health issues like anxiety or depression as a result.  

The resource can be used to enhance and complement workplace violence prevention plans and, when paired with CPI’s training programs, provides healthcare organizations a clear path to the organizational change and accountability required to de-escalate traumatic situations, reduce risk and violence and create a safer workplace. 

The handbook is intended to meet an organization where it is in its workplace violence prevention mission, helping health care professionals better understand how to: 

  • build or improve workplace violence prevention programs 
  • respond internally to incidents of workplace violence 
  • gather, measure and manage data to analyze challenges unique to any organization 
  • manage training and education needs at all levels of healthcare organizations, including multi-site hospitals and health systems, clinics, outpatient care and surgery centers 
  • build a holistic culture of violence prevention 
  • balance workplace violence prevention programming with patient advocacy and staff support. 

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