Workplace violence: Key considerations for healthcare entities

March 2, 2021 Marti Arvin

Working in healthcare can be difficult during an ordinary day. Add additional environmental stressors such as a hurricane, flooding, or a global pandemic, and it becomes even more so. These stressors not only affect the healthcare worker but patients and their families as well. Dealing with an aggressive or violent patient or visitor is not that uncommon but might be even more of an issue when these types of additional stressors are layered on top of the situation.

Being prepared will make it easier for the organization to deal with an aggressive or violent situation. Healthcare entities need to consider how to deal with aggressive or violent patients or visitors. This might include drafting a policy and procedure, providing training, and conducting drills on how to respond.

Marti Arvin, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek, discusses difficulties working in the healthcare industry and additional environmental stressors such as a hurricane, flooding, or a global pandemic. Marti also discusses the effect stressors can have on healthcare workers as well as patients and their families especially when dealing with an aggressive or violent patient or visitor and the issues involved when these types of additional stressors are layered on top of each other.

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Copyright 2021Compliance Today, a publication of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

About the Author

Marti Arvin

Marti Arvin, ExecutiveAdvisor for CynergisTek brings more than three decades of operational and executive leadership experience in the fields of compliance, research and regulatory oversight in academic medical and traditional hospital care settings to her position in CynergisTek. Arvin leads strategic business development around compliance services and utilizes her industry recognized expertise in health research to inform the development of privacy and security services to meet that communities underserved needs. She is a nationally recognized speaker and contributor to the thought leadership around healthcare compliance and research, and contributes to CynergisTek’s industry outreach and educational programs. Arvin has extensive experience in building and managing compliance and research programs. Arvin previously served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Regional Care Hospital Partners and the UCLA Health System and David Geffen School of Medicine. She has a legal background from obtaining her J.D. and holds CHC-F, CCEP-F, CHRC and the CHPC certifications. She is recognized as an expert on compliance and privacy issues from her published articles, lectures and presentations at national conferences. She was a board member to the Health Care Compliance Association between 2008 and 2011 and was on the Compliance Certification Advisory Board for over eight years. She also served on the certification committee for the CHC, CHC-F, CCEP, CCEP-F, CHRC and CHPC.

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