Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare Professionals

This online CNE course is designed to assist health care professionals in understanding the definition of violence, the prevalence of violence in health care settings, and interventions that can be implemented to increase workplace safety. This course helps the health care professional identify potential risk factors of violence, hazards in the workplace, and interventions that can de-escalate possible violent instances. The health care professional will learn the responsibilities of the employer and employee in controlling workplace violence. These responsibilities include fulfilling training obligations and developing a healthcare workplace violence prevention program. Also, the health care professional will learn specific communication techniques that can help prevent escalating encounters and dangerous situations. Violence on health care workers is four times greater than in all other work industries combined. It is essential that today’s health care workers can identify risk factors and learn ways to protect themselves and the patients they care for.

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Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify potential risk factors and hazards that lead to violence or prevent optimal safety.
  2. Recognize behavioral cues that are warning signs of hostility.
  3. Demonstrate interventions the staff can use to de-escalate high-risk situations.
  4. Discuss additional resources that are available to help prevent workplace violence.
  5. Explain how to develop and maintain a workplace violence prevention program.


Chapter 1: The Current State of Violence in Health Care

Chapter 2: Noteworthy News

Chapter 3: The Cost of Violence in the Workplace

Chapter 4: Data Analysis

Chapter 5: Assess and Screen

Chapter 6: Interventions

Chapter 7: Identify Risk Factors

Chapter 8: Employer and Employee Responsibilities

Chapter 9: Conclusion

  • Case Scenarios
  • References
  • About the Author
  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $12.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

HTRSD is a provider of continuing education training focused on human trafficking and other social disparities for health care providers, as well as courses that address nurses' health and well-being and under-served topics in advanced critical care.

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