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Western Health – OVA Risk Assessment Solution

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To help predict and manage the potential incidents of Occupational Violence and Aggression (OVA) in emergency departments consistently, Western Health adapted a validated violence risk assessment tool, the Broset Violence Checklist (BVC). The management matrix Behaviours of Concern (BOC) chart was implemented and the 'BOC score' incorporated into the Emergency department nursing observation chart as a routine observation. Since implementing, there have been no notifiable or significant OVA injuries at Western Health's Footscray or Sunshine Hospital emergency departments.

Western Health – OVA Risk Assessment Solution
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