LMC’s risk management team presented safe patient handling and supervisor safety management to South Dakota healthcare leaders at the SDAHO Enterprises Summer Healthcare Conference. Pat Duff, LMC senior vice president, kicked off the event, which was followed by a presentation on the legal basics of workers’ compensation.
Up to 95 percent of healthcare workers experience physical or verbal forms of aggression from patients. In her presentation on preventing aggression and combativeness during patient care, Elizabeth Kain, LMC loss control consultant, discussed common behaviors and the factors that may lead to aggression and violence.
Explaining that aggression often occurs when a patient does not know what to expect, is fearful, frustrated, bothered by close contact, angry, or irritated, Elizabeth walked through the characteristics of patient aggression. Using a Plan, Initiate, Complete model, she provided numerous techniques and strategies to help caregivers avoid physical harm.
Supervisor Safety Training
From a positive attitude to anticipating problems or hazards, front line supervisors set the tone for a department’s safety in a variety of ways. LMC vice president, Chuck Martinek, shared the importance of supervisors and their impact on workplace safety. In his presentation, he covered:
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