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Workplace Violence

Author: Liz Boldon, RN, MSN

Duration: 3 hours

Course Summary

Workplace violence is a complex and widespread issue that has received increased attention from the public, mental health experts, law enforcement, and healthcare professionals. A recent increase in workplace violence has been reported. Workplace violence in healthcare can include violence from the patient, relatives and friends of patients. Pain, anxiety, loss of control, powerlessness, and disorientation may result in aggressive incidents against nurses. Violence in Emergency Departments may result due to varied reasons, including access to weapons and crowded and emotional situations occurring in emergency settings. Some healthcare organizations have implemented a “code” for violence that evokes a rapid response. The incidence of occurrences, type of violent incidents and prevention of violence are discussed.

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Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Workplace Violence Defined
  • Incidence Of Workplace Violence
  • Violence In Healthcare Settings
  • Prevention Of Workplace Violence
  • Management Or Workplace Violence
  • Horizontal Violence
  • Summary


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