Look out for signs -
All staff and workers should be trained at workplace to look out for signs and behaviors of violence in people visiting hospitals, clinics and healthcare places. These are -
- Angry Outbursts
- Intimidating behavior towards other people
- Talk about weapons, hitting, yelling etc
- Blaming others for their mistakes
- Holding grudges
Tip 2 : Take it seriously
Everyone including yourself take all threats and misbehavior very seriously. Don't let unauthorized people enter the premises. Alert security about strangers or anyone else. Be familiar with all exits from premises. Know your security guards and how to contact them if need arises. Try not to be alone in a hostile situation.
Tip 3: Avoid Arguments or Confrontation
Make arrangements of setting up a warning or alarming siren or sound at workplace to alarm all the staff and working members immediately. All staff and assistant doctors who are not trained to deal with violent outburst should be trained to avoid confrontation, arguments. They are trained to remain calm, and alert appropriate personnel in the event if they feel threatened or sense the angry behavior in other people.
Tip 4 : Report to REVAMP
It is critical that any such incidents if occur unfortunately, it is a moral and ethical responsibility to report it to the registry at REVAMP so that such people are reported and known to others who can protect themselves from such incidents and people in future.