4014: Promoting Patient and Workplace Safety in a Behavioral Health Setting
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4014:  Promoting Patient and Workplace Safety in a Behavioral Health Setting


This presentation outlines the design of an evidence based program instituted by a multidisciplinary collaboration to address workplace safety incorporating violence and suicide risk factors. The history of the program design, data on patient/staff injuries, satisfaction levels and the multifaceted risk assessment action plan will be detailed. Strategies for maintaining a culture of safety will be discussed.

 

Speaker: Patricia Mulvaney-Roth, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC;  Carla Jackson, MA, RN-BC

 

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: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the negative impact of workplace violence on patients and staff.
2. Define the importance of establishing a culture of safety.
3. Describe the need for a shared governance approach to provide for consistency, maintenance and reassessment of new programs, policies and procedures.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 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
Saturday, November 10th
Workplace Safety Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: January 25, 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.