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Rogers–West Allis hosts injury prevention training

05/14/18 06:35:pm
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Members of Employee Health, under sponsorship of the Go Pro team and West Allis leadership, hosted the first Go Safe Injury Prevention trainings in late April to help prevent employee injuries.

The training is in response to a historic trend of increased patient-aggression and related injuries in spring of each year. As part of the training, teams from West Allis Child and Adolescent inpatient programs worked together to identify and resolve hazardous situations in staged simulations.

The event was a great opportunity to increase safety awareness and provide a necessary reminder to all of staff, according to Geri Darnell, who was one of the coordinators for the event.

“We are hopeful we will see fewer injuries going forward and lower severity of injuries when they do happen,” Geri says. “The training was meant to help employees feel better equipped to identify and resolve situations where patient aggression is involved, and know what to do if an injury does to occur during their shift.”

More than 40 Rogers team members attended the two days of training and according to Geri, they’ve received positive feedback so far, which will be used to improve possible future events. 

“From the surveys we’ve received back so far: 100% indicated they found the training session engaging, 79% felt it contained valuable reminders to apply on the job, and 71% feel better prepared on the job as a result of this training,” she says. “Based on the comments we’ve received thus far, employees appreciated the fact this training was hands on, live action with scenarios relevant to their unit, inspiring them to work as a team and respond effectively to de-escalate and minimize risks.”

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