WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION FOR NURSES
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to help nurses and medical professionals better understand the scope and nature of violence in the healthcare workplace. The course identifies the types of violence nurses and other healthcare professionals experience most in the workplace; risk factors that place them at greater risk; prevention and intervention strategies to reduce the magnitude and severity of violent incidents; and post-incident response criteria for workers. The participant will learn how to recognize the key elements of a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program, how to apply strategies and develop skills for preventing and responding to workplace violence.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify institutional, environmental and policy risk factors for workplace violence
- Recognize behavioral warning signs of violence in individuals
- Take steps to implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program
- Define what constitutes workplace violence
- Identify the four principal types of workplace violence
- Develop a definition of workplace violence
- Describe the potential consequences of workplace violence on the individual nurse, the healthcare organization, the quality of healthcare delivery, and the nursing profession
- Use assessment tools for ascertaining a patient's level of risk for assault, homicide or self-injury.
CE CONTACT HOURS: 3
COURSE FEE: $44.95 (Group rates are available upon request. Contact .)
WHO MAY TAKE THIS COURSE: Registered Nurses and other clinical personnel, i.e., Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Nursing Students, Nurse Managers, Educators, Physician assistants, Security personnel, Social workers, CLS laboratory personnel, phlebotomists, Allied health professionals, Healthcare administrators and anyone responsible for staff, patient health and safety.
AVAILABILITY: Upon Demand
PRESENTATION METHOD: This downloadable course is in PDF format.
TEACHING METHOD: This is a self-paced course.
DURATION: All course requirements must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.
METHOD OF COURSE GRADING: Pass/fail grading system. Course examination is multiple choice and true/false statements. When a score of less than 70% is received, the examination may be taken one time without charge. Contact: for further information regarding additional retakes of the examination.
METHOD OF COURSE EVALUATION: After successful completion of the course examination, a course evaluation must be submitted to .
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon completion of the course content, examination with a passing grade of 70% and evaluation, student will receive a certificate of completion.
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: All readings are incorporated in the course.
SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS: There are none.
OTHER RELATED COURSES: Chain of Custody, Forensic Evidence Collection in the Clinical Setting, Family Violence: Spousal Partner Abuse, Documentation and Recognition: Forensic Issues for Healthcare in the Digital Era, The Sexual Assault Examination: Adult and Adolescent, Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training Program.
AUTHORíS BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Faye Battiste Otto, RN
Course Procedure from start to completion.
All courses and materials are based on United States laws and regulations unless otherwise noted. Laws vary from state to state.