One nurse at an addiction treatment program carries opioid-reversal drug naloxone, brand name Narcan, to save a life whether she's on or off the job. She's been denied life insurance because the life insurer can't distinguish those who carry naloxone to save others and those who carry naloxone because they are at risk for overdose.
We all want to think “it will never happen here,” but the recent shootings reinforce that you need to prepare for the worst instead of hoping for the best.
Primary care practices can create a stronger culture and compliance by prioritizing safety for both patients and employees.
From data analysis to violence prevention, here are seven ways for your practice to avoid putting patient safety at risk.