1012-17: Making Safety Count: A 3-Prong Approach to Reducing Violence in the Healthcare Setting

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1012-17:  Making Safety Count: A 3-Prong Approach to Reducing Violence in the Healthcare Setting

We recognized the national trend of increasing violence in the inpatient hospital setting. Internal analysis and review of the literature resulted in identifying best practices using a three-pronged approach, including violence risk assessment, accountability for diligent patient monitoring, and implementing evidence based interventions such as the Behavioral Emergency Response Team.


Presenter: 
Nancy E. Purtell MBA/HCM, RN

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  2 Hours

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the benefits of using a multi-pronged approach to improve safety.
  2. Define the components of a multi-pronged approach to safety.
  3. Identify impact realized with implementation of the 3 prong approach to patient safety and violence prevention.

Keywords:  Violence Risk Assessment, Behavioral Emergency Response Team (BERT), Brøset© Violence Checklist, Trauma Informed Care


Continuing Nursing Education:
2.25 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:00am - 10:00am

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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