WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN THE HEALTHCARE SETTING
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to help healthcare workers better understand the implications of violence in the healthcare setting. The course identifies the principal types of violence healthcare professionals experience; risk factors that place them at greater exposure; prevention and intervention strategies to reduce the magnitude and severity of violent incidents; and post-incident response criteria for workers. Also discussed are the consequences of workplace violence, warning signs in perpetrators of violence, and the new and emerging risks of bullying in the workplace and digital 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
- Recognize warning signs of bullying in the workplace
- Take steps to implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program
- Recognize digital violence and its implications
- 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
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, healthcare administrators and those persons responsible for staff, patient health and safety.
AVAILABILITY: Upon Demand
PRESENTATION METHOD: PDF format.
TEACHING METHOD: Self-paced.
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, an evaluation must be submitted to .
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon completion of the course content, examination with a passing grade of 70% and evaluation, the 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.
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.