Katherine Golden Beck, RN, MS
Jennifer Bledsoe, RN, BSN
Workplace violence incidents are on the rise and are the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States. Employers and employees are ill prepared and unable to respond swiftly in the aftermath of these events. Experts agree that proper training and access to medical response resources can lead to a reduction in fatalities. This project will work with Galveston Police Department Sgt. Destin Sims and the NEAR program to provide training for emergency staff on how to recognize, de-escalate and respond to aggressive behavior. Bleeding management kits will be distributed to 80 UTMB clinics and staff will receive training on how to use the kits and where each should be located within the clinics.