On the Decision to Defer the Project Launch
Thursday, January 6th, 2022
We are living through unprecdented times. The exhaustion of health care providers, coupled with the impact of the Omicron variant have pushed the healthcare system to the edge.
Recognizing that many of you are dealing with deeply challenging circumstances, we have decided to delay the start of data collection for the collaborative viuolence reporting process until at least March 1st, 2022.
We are delaying because some services understandably haven't been able to deploy the EVIR and train their staff. Asking any of you to do that work during this Omicron wave is unreasonable.
We remain available to all services for consultation and assistance over the next few months. If your service has the time and bandwidth to deploy the EVIR, we're ready and available to help. We'll continue to develop and disseminate training materials for you to use.
Our plan is to check in with all services around the week of February 14th to assess where everyone is and what still needs to be put in place to make this project a success.
We are tremendously grateful for the work that you do.
Stay safe, stay well.
Justin & Elizabeth
The role of organizational culture in normalizing paramedic exposure to workplace violence
Friday, December 10th, 2021
Earlier this week, our paper on the Role of Organizational Culture in Normalizing Paramedic Exposure to Violence came out online in the Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research. We were asking an important question: why do incidents of violence against paramedics often go unreported?