Leading Safety and Productivity in Healthcare

With over 23 million health care practitioners in Canada and the United States, there is a significant risk of lone or at-risk workers who are vulnerable to violence while on duty.

Healthcare workers regularly experience incidents of bullying, harassment, or abuse from their patients. According to the national study by Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CNFU), 61% of nurses reported a serious problem with violence and two-thirds considered leaving their jobs as a result.

Those working in direct patient care are among those most likely to be assaulted, with statistics showing healthcare workers are nearly four times more likely to require time off work as a result of violence vs. other types of injury.

At Aware360, we have the experience and expertise in the healthcare industry to help your organization address safety and productivity challenges.

Safety Challenges in Healthcare

Safety Challenges in Healthcare

In addition to the risks of workplace violence, more workers are injured in the healthcare and social assistance industry sector than any other. This industry has one of the highest rates of work-related injuries and illnesses. In 2017, According to Bureau of Labour Statistics, the U.S. healthcare and social assistance industry reported more injury and illness cases than any other private industry sector at 582,800 cases.

Some of the top risks for healthcare workers include:

  • Violence and aggression – physical violence, bullying, and harassment from patients are common issues affecting workers in this sector.
  • Environmental risk – working within the community and in patient’s homes can expose employees to common hazards such as slips, trips, and falls.
  • Driving – travelling on the road is one of the greatest and most uncontrollable risks workers face each day. 
  • Ill health – if a professional suffers a medical emergency while working alone, receiving immediate support and alerting emergency services is paramount.

Our SafetyAware solution can help protect workers by providing instant communication and robust response that supports lone workers whenever, wherever they are.

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Productivity Challenges in Healthcare

Productivity Challenges in Healthcare

In addition to the safety risks above, work-related pressures, being in high stress situations, and continuous increasing workload are common occurrences within the healthcare industry. This causes high employee turnover that leads to lower levels of productivity. Especially during the pandemic, long working hours and high stress severely affect workers’ physical and mental health, work life balance and fatigue levels.

Our Aware4Duty app is a simple cognitive test that assesses alertness. It improves safety and productivity by identifying risks before they become incidents.

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How does technology keep healthcare workers safe?

How does technology keep healthcare workers safe?

Many health care organizations still use antiquated systems to ensure employees’ safety while providing services visiting clients’ homes or working alone in the community. This approach is limited and not capable of responding fast enough for healthcare workers during emergencies.

Aware360’s technology can help minimize risks of healthcare lone workers by:

  • providing real-time monitoring for SOS emergency alerts
  • ensuring workers have a means of communication such as cell phones or panic buttons
  • ensuring protocols are in place for checking-in/checking-out with supervisors
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