3042-19: Reducing Patient Violence Against Nurses on Inpatient Psychiatric Units

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3042-19: Reducing Patient Violence Against Nurses on Inpatient Psychiatric Units  

This interactive, engaging presentation will review outcomes of a quality improvement initiative aimed at reducing patient violence against nurses on an inpatient unit. As a third of nurses who work in mental health have experienced physical violence, it is imperative to develop practical, effective, cost-efficient strategies to increase safety.

Presenter:  Victoria Waterfield, RN, LCSW

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


Session Length:
  36 minutes

Target Audience:  RN


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

  • Compare three strategies for reducing patient assaults against nurses on inpatient psychiatric units.

Keywords:  Staff Violence, Safety 


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
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 with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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