The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative, along with the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, today released Creating Safer Workplaces: A guide to mitigating violence in health care settings. This resource for health care and security leaders offers recommended action steps, case studies, best practices and individual solutions to build a safer workplace. AHA also released a podcast with Laura Castellanos, AHA associate director and HAV lead, Erik Martin, R.N., chief nursing officer of Norton Children’s Hospital, and Connie Packard, chief of public safety at Boston Medical Center IAHSS vice president and treasurer, who discuss the collaboration and learnings in the new guide. HAV last week released a framework to support hospitals’, health systems’ and security leaders’ efforts in implementing violence mitigation strategies.

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