Lost in all the emotion and charge political fervor is a genuine and legitimate discussion on how to better resource threat assessment and protective intelligence capabilities.
No matter what we are dealing with; pandemic, financial recovery, or some other great crisis to come; we must keep our organizations aware of the issue of violence and working toward solutions to decrease violence in our facilities.
If we allow others to take the lead, then our organizations will miss out on utilizing their best resource. Violence prevention is our business.
Even when we react to something like a theft or an act of violence, we must be able to carry our response forward into new measures of prevention to ensure the event is not repeated.
The ABRAT presents a promising leap forward in bedside violence risk assessment, and when combined with proactive response by the staff can significantly reduce the risk of a workplace assault.