Workplace Violence Prevention Program Webinar Series
Course Description and Outcomes:
With workplace violence incidents on the rise, there is a lack of knowledge regarding workplace violence for occupational health nurses outside of the healthcare industry. Most training from nursing organizations focus solely on hospitals and clinical. This recorded webinar series will discuss workplace violence and offer prevention training for OHN’s to promote safe workplaces in general industry settings.
Module 1: Risk Assessment and Mitigation presented by Dr. Jane Lipscomb
Module 2: Crisis Management and Reporting presented by Dr. Kate McPhaul
Module 3: After Care and Support presented by Dr. Kate McPhaul
Risk Assessment and Mitigation Learner Outcomes:
- Participants will be able to identify Risk Factors specific to their setting
- Participants will be able to discuss workplace policy guidelines specific to their organizations
Participants will identify reporting standards and policies specific to their organizations in the risk mitigation stage of workplace violence.
Crisis Management and Reporting Learner Outcomes:
- Learners will gain knowledge of various crisis/workplace violence scenarios and strategies for response
- Learners will apply strategies to collaboratively develop and implement crisis response policies and procedures in their workplaces
Learners will identify importance of communication and reporting mechanisms needed for a comprehensive workplace violence plan
After Care and Support Learner Outcomes:
- Learners will discuss measures to implement post incident analysis (or post event response) including critical incident debriefing (root cause analysis)
- Learners will demonstrate competence in post incident care by identifying and meeting victim/s physical and psychological needs immediate post incident and follow through to return to work.
Jane Lipscomb, RN, PhD. Dr. Jane Lipscomb is recognized internationally as an expert on the topic of workplace violence prevention; having secured over 10 years of federal grant funding to study the hazard in mental health and social assistance workplaces. She retired from her position as Professor, University of Maryland Schools of Nursing and Medicine and Director, Center for Community Based Engagement and Learning, University of Maryland, Baltimore in June 2017. She currently serves as “expert” to OSHA and NIOSH on various workplace violence enforcement cases and educational projects. She has received honors for her work including being named the 2008 University of Maryland Baltimore Research Lecturer of the Year and was inducted as a Fellow in the international Collegium Ramazzini in 2013. In 2015, the American Nurses Association invited her to write and published a book on workplace violence prevention. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, Dr. Lipscomb spent three years as a senior scientist in the Office of the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and five years at the University of California, at San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing, as assistant professor and director of the graduate program in Occupational Health Nursing.
Kate McPhaul, PhD, MPH, BSN, RN, COHN-S. Dr. McPhaul has over 30 years experience as an Occupational Health Nurse, Researcher, Clinician, Educator and Policy Maker. She has served on Advisory Boards for Total Worker Health research centers and educational programs. She has held faculty and leadership positions in academia, government and the private sector. She is widely published on workplace violence prevention and other occupational health topics.
Contact Hours: 3.5 CNE total for 3 part series
You must complete all three webinars to access your evaluation and certificate
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).
AAOHN Joint Provider:
University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering
There are no conflicts with this webinar series, recorded in November 2019.