1041-16: What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us: A Comprehensive Model for Managing Violence & Aggression on Psychiatric Inpatient Units

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Recorded On: 10/19/2016

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1041-16: What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us: A Comprehensive Model for Managing Violence & Aggression on Psychiatric Inpatient Units

Effective management of aggression and violence in acute inpatient settings is critical.  This session looks at a comprehensive model that has successfully reduced aggression and injuries to staff and includes research on use of emerging technology, administrative support, staff training, and interdisciplinary collaboration and alliances with law enforcement.

Presenters: Diane E. Allen, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC; Lisa A. Mistler, MD, MS; Alexander deNesnera, MD; Frank N. Harris, Lt.

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

Session Length: 1 Hour 55 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Recognize three key elements of a comprehensive model to manage violence and aggression.
2.  Describe three strategies that were used to change culture, promote research, train staff, develop polices and collaborate with other professionals.
3.  Identify three positive outcomes attributed to the comprehensive model for managing violence and aggression. 

Keywords: In-patient Violence, MOAS, Forensic Patients, Safety, Seclusion and Restraint, Injury Prevention, Law Enforcement 

Continuing Nursing Education
2.0 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 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Wednesday, October 19
3:30pm - 5:30pm 

Release Date: April 24, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019



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