HSS launched ED-Safe®, Preventing and Mitigating Emergency Department Violence, as a proactive custom program to help hospitals secure their Emergency Departments. Hospitals that have implemented ED-Safe® show reduced employee turnover – even if an employee is physically assaulted after ED-Safe® is adopted.
ED-Safe® is a “Back to the Basics” program that teaches staff how to secure the space and train to the environment and to recognize environmental changes. Properly training staff to recognize, understand, react and manage environmental changes provides a safer, more productive environment for staff and patients, and allows staff to focus on providing patient care activities.
ED-Safe® Three Phase Implementation
- Complete departmental Risk Assessment
- Installation of ED-Safe® Lighting System
- Staff training classes