2037-17: After the Assault
Violence against mental health nurses is an international problem with consequences that impact staff and patients. A Post Assault Debriefing tool is one approach to enable nurses to obtain the support they need and provide assistance in identifying strategies to deliver safe and therapeutic care after experiencing an assault.
Presenter: Janice G. Adam, BSN, RN-BC
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: 39 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
- Identify two effects a patient to staff assault can have on staff's ability to care for a patient.
- Identify two barriers to the use of the post assault debriefing tool.
- Describe three components of the Post Debriefing Tool and two ways in which the tool can assist staff in continuing to provide care for patients.
Keywords: Violence, Practice
Continuing Nursing Education:
0.5 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.
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:15pm - 1:00pm
The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2019