Featuring Steven M. Crimando, MA, CHPP, CTM

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This dynamic one-hour webinar will look at recent and emerging trends in violence in healthcare, and introduce new research and resources to help inform participants about the 2020 violence risk landscape.

In 2019, there were more instances of mass violence than any year dating back to the 1970s, according to data compiled by the Associated Press, USA Today, and Northeastern University. The frequency and lethality of violent attacks has also increased. As the nature and prevalence of violent incidents continues to change, one constant is the reality that healthcare workers continue to experience a disproportionately higher frequency of violence in their workplaces than almost every other profession.

Everyone involved in mitigating the risk of violence in hospital and healthcare settings can benefit from a clear-eyed perspective of this evolving risk, and discussion of effective approaches to prevention, response, and recovery from violent events. Today, healthcare workers must be prepared for violence inside their facilities, but also extreme violence in the communities they serve.

Shooting incidents and other forms of violence that occur in hospital and healthcare environments are different than other settings in several significant ways. It is critical that anyone involved in planning, training, and exercising for, as well as responding to violent incidents, be armed with the most current information about this risk.

About the speaker

Steven M. Crimando, MA, CHPP, CTM, is an internationally known consultant and educator specializing in violence prevention, crisis management, and emergency response. In addition, he is the Principal and founder of Behavioral Science Applications, a behavioral threat management and crisis intervention consultancy located in the New York metropolitan area.

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