About the Session
The healthcare industry’s workforce experiences higher rates of physical harm compared to workers in industries typically regarded as dangerous, such as coal mining and manufacturing. The impact and consequences of physical and psychological harm on patient outcomes, productivity, turnover, morale, joy in work, financial performance and reputational harm have been well documented. Despite promising progress in workforce safety, evidence suggests there are substantial opportunities for healthcare leaders and providers to heighten awareness of and act on this issue. The COVID-19 pandemic has exponentially magnified the preexisting risks and realities of healthcare workforce illness and injury and necessitated real-time adaptation and rapid cycles of innovation and improvement to address and mitigate workforce harm. Our interprofessional panel of experts will harness lessons learned and related practices, programs and leadership considerations for advancing the safety and well-being of healthcare workers.
- Characterize key principles, measures and recently released recommendations for protecting the physical and psychological safety of the healthcare workforce.
- Describe how lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic can be applied to accelerate your organization’s overall progress in workforce safety.
This session qualifies for 1.0 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit. Attendees must participate during the scheduled time to earn ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit.