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Violence in Health Care Settings—Prevention and Intervention Strategies (Erie)

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Dates: November 13, 2019—11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Saint Vincent Hospital

Registration Deadline: November 11, 2019

This program has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Please contact HAP Education Services to register for a simulcast of the Harrisburg meeting. Please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270

Workplace violence is a major concern for hospital leaders and staff nationwide, and a priority for HAP’s advocacy agenda. Health care providers—especially front-line staff—are increasingly faced with violent encounters by patients and visitors.

Pricing Details: $60 HAP and Coalition Members / $199 Non-Members

Overview

Workplace violence can be any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, patients, families, clients, and visitors. Workplace violence comes at a high cost; however, it can be prevented.

No one-size-fits-all policy can protect every facility from workplace violence. What’s important is that you determine what works for your organization and work to implement and maintain it. During this workshop, expert faculty will provide resources to help you build and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program at your health care facility.

Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the issue of workplace violence, its impact on clinicians and the role of clinical leaders in mitigating violence
  • Identify best practices in violence prevention programming including preparedness drills, de-escalation training and other initiatives that meet the unique needs of community
  • Understand how a hospital-based violence prevention model can be applied at your hospital
  • Describe effective strategies to diffuse violence in the workplace
  • Explore strategies to incorporate security personnel into the care team

Agenda

    I.  Workplace Violence—Healthcare Challenges Today

Jason Tomashunas
Regional Manager, Emergency Preparedness, Northeast and East Central Regions
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Learn about the scope of workplace violence in health care settings today and describe important pieces of legislation aimed at decreasing workplace violence in health care settings

  II. Opportunities and Leading Practices in Workplace Safety

Tom Grace, RN, PhD, CHEP
Principal Consultant, HAPevolve

Gary L. Sigrist, Jr., BS, MS
Staff Consultant, HAPevolve

Learn how to design and implement a workplace safety and violence prevention program including:  

  • Prevention strategies
  •  Intervention strategies 
  • Security program implications

III. Hospital Roundtable and Facilitated Discussion

Facilitator: 

Matthew Linse
Regional Manager, Emergency Preparedness, Northwest and Northwest Central Regions
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

  • Learn about innovative practices developed by organizations in your region
  • Share strategies with your colleagues—what’s worked, where are the opportunities to improve, and what resources can support your team

IV. How to Get Started When You Get Back to Your Hospital

  • Assessments and action planning
  • Toolkits, videos, OSHA resources and other helpful tools 

Who Should Attend

Emergency preparedness leaders, nurse leaders, human resources managers, front-line managers including behavioral health specialists, risk managers, and emergency department staff.

Program and Registration Information

Location:

Saint Vincent Hospital
McGarvey Conference Room
232 West 25th Street
Erie, PA 16544

 

Pricing:

HAP and Coalition Members—$60

Non-members—$199

Lunch will be provided.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants are responsible for the full fee if cancellation is received after Thursday, November 7. There is a $15 administrative fee on all cancellations. Cancellations must be in writing. No-shows will be billed. Substitutions are permissible.

Questions

For registration information, or if you need special accommodations, please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270.

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