Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention

Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention

Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention

Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention

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Workplace violence is defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. This course will help you to identify the signs of workplace aggression to prevent workplace violence, how to report suspicious or threatening situations, and how to react to real-life incidents of workplace violence. In today’s society workplace violence can happen at any time and be perpetrated by co-workers or complete strangers. The course demonstrates how managers and employees must work together to create a cohesive approach to keeping everyone in the workplace safe. ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENT Medicare / AAAHC (AAAHC 3.F)

COURSE INFORMATION

Denise Warren, RN, Tedd Gottis, JD.70 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2018-07-19Updated 2020-03-31

Course Objectives

  • Understand the prevalence of workplace violence (WPV) in healthcare and the effects of underreporting.
  • Describe common types of workplace violence.
  • Identify federal, state, and local resources that can be utilized to prevent workplace violence.
  • Identify social-ecological factors that contribute to workplace violence, including social and cultural norms that encourage violence.
  • Implement the use of de-escalation techniques to prevent incidents of workplace violence.
  • Utilize resources to properly report workplace violence to demonstrate zero tolerance to the public, patients, and staff.

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