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CCMH to Conduct Workplace Violence Training

November 20, 2017

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Carroll County Memorial Hospital will be conducting workplace violence training on Monday, Nov. 27, from 8-11 a.m. The scenarios will be real life with verbal and physical escalation.

“We are asking our patients and visitors to not be alarmed by the scenarios that morning,” said Marty Rucker, CCMH Construction and Plant Operations Supervisor and certified Safe Training and Responsible Restraints (S.T.A.R.R.) instructor. “This training is very important to our staff and we appreciate the support and understanding from those visiting the hospital at that time.”

“The incidence of workplace violence has become commonplace in communities of all sizes, demographic and socioeconomic compositions,” said Herb B. Kuhn, Missouri Hospital Association President and CEO. “Regrettably, health care facilities are no exception to this growing problem that represents a significant threat to employee safety and patient care.”

This summer, CCMH certified 22 employees in workplace violence reduction. They received training from Mitigation Dynamics in verbal conflict resolution and de-escalation, and physical techniques to provide tools for escape from and control of people who are physically out of control.

According to American Nurses Association 2014 survey, 21 percent of registered nurses and nursing students reported being physically assaulted and over 50 percent verbally abused in a 12-month period.

“The safety of our employees and patients are at utmost concern to us,” said Cindy Gilman, CCMH Director of Quality and Workplace Violence Team Leader. “This training was just the beginning of what we have planned for our employees and patient’s safety.”