If we allow others to take the lead, then our organizations will miss out on utilizing their best resource. Violence prevention is our business.
Everyday healthcare providers accept assault as part of their job, and that is the real tragedy of violence in healthcare.
For those who have been in the industry for a while, we are seeing a shift toward more proactive methods like threat assessment. It is a critical shift for our industry, and I am grateful to see work like this being produced.
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.
This is the match, this is the team that is needed; operational experts on the clinical side working hand-in-hand with operational experts on the security side.
The BVC is one of the most well researched violence risk assessment tools out there. The immense body of research surrounding the BVC helps to make it stand out among its peers in the field of bed-side risk assessment. That is especially true given the incredible reduction in violence associated with the tools regular and ongoing use.
No matter your thoughts on the STAMP tool, the implications of a tool like it are profound. The ability to predict violent behavior allows for true prevention versus traditional reaction.