Working in health care keeps this word top of mind. While many of our efforts focus on patient safety, members of the UF Health Violence Prevention Taskforce, or VPT, are brainstorming ways to protect our faculty and staff.
Since 2014, this multidisciplinary team has been tackling personal safety concerns head-on. They are developing and implementing solutions that address issues across the organization. Clinical and nonclinical staff members represent the diversity of roles across UF Health. Our Workplace Violence Survey results show an increase in employee satisfaction with workplace safety efforts.
Your survey feedback allows the taskforce to identify needs and provide solutions to better support and protect you as a member of our UF Health family. Taskforce members have used survey results to revise our Violence Prevention and Response (CP01.018) and Contraband (CP01.056) core policies; implement mandatory trainings for clinical staff, which will soon expand to nonclinical staff; and develop the UF Health Protect App.
For more information, visit Nursing on the Bridge and search “Workplace Safety.”