Joint Commission Research Resources

Workplace Violence in Health Care and Agitation Management

Workplace Violence in Health Care and Agitation Management: Safety for Patients and Health Care Professionals Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Source: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, February 2019, Volume 45, Issue 2, Pages 71-73

Using a Potentially Aggressive/Violent Patient Huddle to Improve Safety

Using a Potentially Aggressive/Violent Patient Huddle to Improve Health Care Safety

Source: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, February 2019, Volume 45, Issue 2, Pages 74-80

Improving Patient and Worker Safety

Improving Patient and Worker Safety: Opportunities for Synergy, Collaboration and Innovation

Source: Joint Commission Monograph, Chapter 3.4: Violence in the healthcare setting

This monograph is intended to stimulate greater awareness of the potential synergies between patient and worker health and safety activities. Using actual case studies, it describes a range of topic areas and settings in which opportunities exist to improve patient safety and worker health and safety activities. This monograph is designed to bridge safety-related concepts and topics that are often siloed within the specific disciplines of patient safety/quality improvement and occupational health and safety.