Preventing violence in the health care community
Workplace violence is an increasingly recognized safety issue in the health care community. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health defines workplace violence as any physical assault, threatening behavior or verbal abuse occurring in the workplace. AONE is committed to providing nurses with tools to prevent workplace violence and ensure the safety of health care workers and patients.
The AONE and Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) created the Guiding Principles on Mitigating Violence in the Workplace to assist nurse leaders in systematically addressing measures to manage and reduce violence against health care professionals.
The AONE/ENA Workplace Violence Toolkit to assist nurse leaders in developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to manage violent behaviors in acute care settings and protect staff.
- AONE Webinar Recording: Mititgating Violence in the Workplace
- Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence Webinar Recording: Preventing Violence in the Hospital and the Community.
- Preventing Violence in the Hospital and Community
- Addressing Violence in the Health Care Workplace (H&HN, July 2, 2015)
- The American Organization of Nurse Executives and Emergency Nurses Association Guiding Principles on Mitigating Violence in the Workplace (JONA, July/August 2015)
- Forum Focus - AONE Toolkit and Guiding Principles on Mitigating Violence in the Workplace (Physician Leadership Forum, May 21, 2015)
- Cal. moves ahead with a workplace violence standard for healthcare industry (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, Nov. 30, 2015)
How can I help?
Share on social media what your local community has done to address violence. For additional resouces visit aha.org/HAV.