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Workplace Violence: Preparedness and Response in a Healthcare Setting

Course Description

Locations that were once considered safe havens such as schools, places of worship and healthcare institutions are no longer immune to acts of violence. The session will be specific to unique risks in healthcare settings and address preparedness and response through training, education and communication. The session will cover types of violence with specific incidents and action plans to mitigate risks by being proactive versus reactive. In this webinar, our speakers will describe the elements of a workplace violence prevention and response plan, risk assessments, and the training necessary for employees in a healthcare setting to be aware of the necessary response.


Learning Objectives

  1. Describe acts of workplace violence in a healthcare setting and response plans to mitigate risks.
  2. Develop action plans for emergency preparedness and response.
  3. Identify healthcare standards and guidelines aimed at reducing workplace violence incidents with specific scenarios.
  4. Integrate the importance of communication and the ability to provide a rapid response.

1 Continuing Education Unit

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EDAC Course ID:
July 11, 2019 to June 30, 2020
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