4034: Creating a Safer Milieu: Innovative Strategies to Reduce Patient and Staff Assaults
Balancing a patient's right to a restraint-free environment with the need for a violence-free environment is increasingly challenging. Following a year of increasing violence on a Psychiatric ICU, a unit-based committee of staff and management convened to examine unit safety. A multipronged approach including environmental changes, recovery principles, and clinical pathways for high-risk patients was developed and implemented.
*Note: One of the speakers does not use a mic. This may require the listener to increase the volume settings.
Speakers: Janice Adam, RN-BC; Timothy Meeks, BSN, 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
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Name 2 evidence based practices to reduce violent patient behavior.
2. Describe 2 environmental interventions to increase unit safety.
3. Describe 2 educational interventions to influence culture change.
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.
Saturday, November 10th
Workplace Safety Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Release Date: February 4, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2015