Violence in the Healthcare Workplace | Prevention and Reporting

(Part Two of a 3-part Series on Workplace Violence) Read Part One of the Series At the facility level, prevention of workplace violence is a discretionary action that requires the attentiveness of the healthcare professional. They need to be aware of the surroundings and understand the rights and wrongs of patient interactions requiring early intervention. […]

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Unlicensed Activity and Criminal Prosecution in Healthcare

Whether you intend to practice without a license or you inadvertently do so because you failed to timely renew your license, unlicensed activity is a serious, punishable crime. What Constitutes Unlicensed Activity? Unlicensed activity constitutes harm that materially affects the health, safety, and welfare of clients, and constitutes abuse and neglect, as defined in s. 415.102. It […]

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Violence in the Healthcare Workplace

(Part One of a 3-part Series) Read Part Two of the Series on Prevention and Reporting Workplace Violence Healthcare workers account for approximately 50% of all victims of workplace violence according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) who consider workplace violence to be “a recognized hazard in the healthcare industry.” Unfortunately, incidents of […]

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