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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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All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours. This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.

Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  

Violence Against Nurses: The New Epidemic

Contact Hours: 1
Cost: $10.00

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Violence Against Nurses: The New Epidemic
This course is designed for all nursing professionals who work in the healthcare setting. The purpose of this course is to help nursing professionals understand that violence against nurses working in the field is a realistic possibility. The course will address knowing your rights as caregivers; the actions that you can take to protect yourself from potential harm; and what healthcare institutions can do to protect everyone who walks through their doors. 


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
Define workplace violence
Discuss the prevalence within the United States
Explain why there is a rise in violence towards nurses
State the consequence of the violence against nurses
Describe the different types of workplace violence
Recall the potential acts of violence
Express why nurses must report the violence to their leaders
Recognize the connection between the worker and patient safety
Summarize the terms “Just Culture” and “High-Reliability Organizations” and identify their connections to a culture of safety
Interpret what federal, local and state lawmakers are doing to make nurses safer
List the steps to the prevention of violence
Name the different prevention programs available
Identify the available resources to healthcare organizations


Chapter 1: Introduction – The Nature of Workplace Violence

What is Workplace Violence?
Defining Workplace Violence
Workplace Violence Prevalence m the United States

Chapter 2: Violence Towards Nurses

Growth of Violence Towards Nurses
Reasons for the Increased Violence
Consequences of Patient Violence

Chapter 3: Addressing Acts of Violence

Acts of Violence by Type
Identifying Potential Acts of Violence
Being Proactive in Reporting Acts of Violence
The Culture of Safety
Legislative Actions

Chapter 4: Preventing Acts of Violence

Steps to Prevention
Prevention Programs
Available Resources 

Chapter 5: Conclusion and References