All About Our Four-Pillar Approach

Preparing your healthcare staff for the potential for workplace violence is vital. Healthcare workers face the risk for violence in the workplace on a daily basis. While the looming threat can be overwhelming, your staff can feel better prepared afterRead More

Planning for the Unthinkable … Healthcare Response to Armed Violent Intruders

By Mike Murray, Mitigation Dynamics Institute When my colleagues and I first entered into the world of healthcare consulting several years ago, we were shocked at the frequency of violence. Among other things, we discovered that 1 out of everyRead More

All About Our Workplace Violence Mitigation System

The looming threat of violence in the workplace is an everyday concern, especially in the healthcare industry. Keeping patients, visitors, physicians, and staff safe in such a dynamic environment requires unique principles, techniques and procedures. The training and consulting thatRead More

Welcome to Mitigation Dynamics Institute’s Blog

Welcome to our blog! In our weekly blog series, you can find interesting content about our business, training opportunities, and other helpful tips about our industry. We look forward to sharing more about our risk mitigation business! If you areRead More

Workplace Violence Statistics

Workplace Violence Statistics: 97% of physical assaults on staff are perpetrated by patients or their family members. 80% of physical assaults on staff occur in patient rooms. 38% of physical assaults on staff occur during triage or initial assessment. 33%Read More

The Primary S.T.A.R.R. Principle

The primary principle of Safe Training and Responsible Restraints (S.T.A.R.R.) is first, to empower professionals through the utilization of relevant forms of verbal de-escalation and second, emphasizing only the minimal amount of physical intervention necessary to control the situation. DoesRead More

Debate Flares on S.F. Cops Doing Hospital Security

San Francisco Chronicle (06/30/11) Gordon, Rachel San Francisco officials are currently debating whether police officers and sheriff’s deputies should be allowed to provide security at hospitals in the area. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has proposed contracting out security servicesRead More

Armed Violent Intruders Stats for 2012-2013

As of July 14, 2013, there have been 39 Armed Violent Intruder (A.V.I.) shootings in the United States. Mitigation Dynamics Inc. (MDI) tracks these statistics. The rate of incidents is slightly lower than the previous year at the same point.Read More