Practical Tips for Staying Safe with Distressed and Dangerous Patients (Part 1 of 2)

In this episode, which is Part One of a two-part conversation with Associate Professor Dr Chris Hogan, we address how to stay safe in our practices when dealing with agitated, distressed or potentially dangerous patients. Listen to tips, tricks and wisdom from Chris, gleaned from forty years of rural, general and hospital practice.  

This is an important topic that GP registrars are advised to discuss with their supervisors.

Trigger Warning: In this two-part series we discuss some serious episodes of violence in the GP setting. If you have been impacted by violence or threat in any way, please consider getting some help and debriefing with a trusted person.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this Blog and Podcast, including but not limited to, opinions, statements or perspectives are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of RVTS.


Mental Health Emergencies Summary: Assoc. Prof. Chris Hogan 

LITFL Behavioural Emergency Management  

Business Security Information Kit – Victoria Police 

RACGP: Ensuring your Practice is Safe and Secure: Security  

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