Written by: Jennifer Van Der Horn, MHA, BSN, RN
The purpose of this course is to help nursing professionals understand their rights as caregivers; the actions that they can take to protect themselves from potential harm; and what healthcare institutions can do to protect everyone who walks through their doors.
- Define workplace violence
- Discuss the prevalence within the Unites States
- Learn why there is a rise in violence towards nurses
- Learn the consequence of the violence against nurses
- Describe the different types of workplace violence
- Describe the potential acts of violence
- Discuss why nurses must report the violence to their leaders
- Learn about the connection between worker and patient safety
- Define the terms “Just Culture” and “High Reliability Organizations” and identify their connections to a culture of safety
- Learn what federal, local and state lawmakers are doing to make nurses safer
- Learn the steps to the prevention of violence
- Learn about the different prevention programs available
- Identify the available resources to healthcare organizations
Course Content - Chapters, Topics & Quizzes:
Successful completion of this course will provide the learner with one (1) contact hour.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
To receive credit for this course you must pass this test with a score of 80% or higher.
No individual in a position to control content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to declare.
Contact hours will be provided for the completion of this activity from January 31, 2019 to January 31, 2021.