2027-17: Therapeutic Debriefing to Reduce Violence

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2027-17: Therapeutic Debriefing to Reduce Violence

Most staff injuries in psychiatry occur as a result of patient directed violence. By implementing a post-violence debriefing, we reduced staff injuries by 50% from the previous two year period. Participants will learn about the benefits of and the process for conducting a post-violence debriefing.

  Catherine Oreilly, MSN, PMHN-BC; Heather Ward, MA, LMFT

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:
  46 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  1. Define the four key stakeholders involved in the debriefing process.
  2. Give an example for each step in a perpetrator debrief.
  3. Identify benefits of completing a comprehensive post-violence debriefing.

Keywords:  Seclusion, Restraint, Safety, Violence, Debriefing

Continuing Nursing Education:
0.75 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
Thursday, October 19, 2017
11:15am - 12:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  January 1, 2021

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