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Violence in the Emergency Department

Marcia Kessack PHD RN HCM PPA

? 1 Contact Hour

About the Author: 

Dr. Marti Kessack has practiced nursing for 32 years and counting.  Dr. Kessack has clinical nursing experience in the areas of the emergency department, CICU/ICU, home health/visiting nursing, drug and alcohol rehabilitation nursing, and healthcare administration, as well as being a holistic nurse practitioner.  Dr. Kessack earned a PHD in Nursing Education and holds Post-Graduate Certificates in Health Care Management and Public Policy and Administration.  Instructional experience includes healthcare management, public policy and administration, and pre-licensure and higher degree nursing teaching.  Dr. Kessack is currently instructing graduate students in nursing, healthcare administration, PHD dissertation candidates in public policy and administration, and DNP candidates in their capstone courses.  Dr. Kessack is currently conducting research in the healthcare arena and is an editor of an International nursing journal.

Course Description

Nursing is the only profession that tolerates continual and repeated patient abuse as an everyday occurrence. Violence against nurses appears to be an unstated and accepted aspect of the job that is tolerated by the healthcare profession and administration (Campbell, 2017).  Throughout the history of the U.S., nurses have been the target of disgruntled patients (including their families), especially in times of economic downturns where staffing is maintained at skeletal levels and patients are increasingly stressed due to unemployment and lack of healthcare insurance (Campbell, 2017).  Because of the intimate nature of giving nursing care, nurses are at the forefront of patient abuse.

Course Objectives

At the end conclusion of this course the Nurse learner:

  • Will become knowledgeable how to recognize
  • Know when to seek help before Abuse escalates into violence. The Nurse
  • Will learn how to effectively handle lateral violence (bullying) Nurse to Nurse and Physician to Nurse
  • Will learn recommendation on how to collaborate with Leadership to implement anti-violence training
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 November 1, 2018 until November 1, 2020.

? 1 Contact Hour

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