PROVIDENCE OREGON – As we work to reinforce workplace safety training at Providence, we are reviewing key practices to help prevent violence in health care settings. This week, learn about de-escalation techniques.
Use trauma-informed approaches to de-escalate and prevent patient violence
We recognize that patient violence is an expression of an unmet need – pain, anxiety, dementia, substance use or mental health disorders – and violence prevention is clinical care. Please review the information below on de-escalation and violence prevention strategies.
- Tips and techniques for reducing escalation
- The 4 “RE”s of prevention and management of aggressive behavior
- Care planning considerations for risk for violence
Watch for more on this topic in future weeks, when we’ll review strategies for communicating risk for violence, contacting emergency response teams and reporting violent incidents.