2046: Designing and Evidence Informed Multifocal Violence Reduction Program
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2046:  Designing and Evidence Informed Multifocal Violence Reduction Program

 

This presentation discusses the process of developing, implementing and measuring a multifocal violence reduction program in an acute care hospital. Four projects, initiated simultaneously, will be discussed with the intention of identifying best practices to reduce violence, strategies to engage staff and ways to measure intervention effectiveness. Specific attention will be paid to the value of risk assessment.

 

Speakers: Joanne Matthew, MSN, PMHCNS-BC; Linda Damon, RN, MSN, MHA

 

Disclosures: The presenters have no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 30 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify at least three significant areas of intervention to reduce workplace violence.
2. Describe one strategy for 4 areas of intervention implemented and measured for the reduction of violence in one private free standing psychiatric hospital.
3. Describe the value of an in the moment risk assessment.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Originally Presented
Thursday, November 8th
Violence Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: January 11, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire:
December 1, 2014

 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.