3011-16: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Workplace Violence

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Recorded On: 10/21/2016

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3011-16: The Aftermath of Workplace Violence: The Lived Experience Phenomena of Assault Against Nurses; Preventing Workplace Violence: Nurses Voices Being Heard

This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

The Aftermath of Workplace Violence: The Lived Experience Phenomena of Assault Against Nurses
This session looks at the risk for nurses experiencing physical violence in the workplace.  It additionally explores a QI study investigating resiliency characteristics of registered nurses in potentially high-risk areas after an assault and possible interventions.
Presenter:  Kathleen Clark, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Preventing Workplace Violence: Nurses Voices Being Heard
Early identification of patient aggression is a critical issue for nursing staff to promote a safe workplace. A pilot project was implemented involving nurses from two medical surgical units and the emergency department at an academic medical center to enhance assessment and clinical intervention skills to prevent episodes of violence. 
Presenters: Gail Bromley, PhD, RN; Rose Anne Berila, RN, MSN, CNS 

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: 47 minutes

Target Audience: RN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

1. Examine the lived experience of nurses returning to work post-assault by a patient, with a focus on resiliency concepts.
2. Explore tools that can be utilized to foster healthy adaptation in nurses who experience adverse events in the workplace.
3. Define behaviors that are predictive of violence.
4. Apply clinical interventions that will prevent violent patient episodes.

Keywords: Resiliency, Assault, Workplace Violence, QI Project; Inpatient Safety

Continuing Nursing Education
1.0 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
Friday, October 21
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Release Date: December 8, 2016
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019



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