Facets of Workplace Violence in Healthcare
Oct. 8, 2015, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Workplace violence continues to plague our most compassionate industry. In February 2014, one nurse suffered critical head injuries at a Brooklyn hospital and another was smacked in the face at a Manhattan facility. In November, a patient in Minnesota assaulted four nurses with a steel pipe ripped from the side of his bed.
Fact: The healthcare industry leads all other sectors in the incidence of workplace violence.
A 2011 Bureau of Justice Statistics report found that 10% of all violent crimes occur in a healthcare setting (ModernHealthcare.com). Healthcare workers are regularly subjected to minor as well as major verbal and physical abuse from patients, visitors, and other staff.
Fact: Nearly one-third of nurses are subjected to physical or verbal assaults at least once a month (Stericycle.com).
Don't become a statistic! Please join CBI – Healthcare Education for a very important program that explores the psychology and origins of violence, the recognition of early warning signs, along with an in-depth discussion of intervening and mitigating actions and finally, resilience strategies. Come prepared for an interactive experience that will challenge you to consider the unthinkable. Continental breakfast, lunch and all materials are included.
Facilitators: Tom Barnowski, Director, Corporate & Public Safety, and Ann Raines, CBI Leadership & Executive Development.
Contact Hours: 7
Northampton Community College is an approved provider of continuing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.