Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Sector: Types, Risk Factors, Preventive Measures, and De-escalation Techniques

Sponsor: Southern NH Area Health Education Center

Workplace violence encompasses a range of behaviors that involve acts or threats of violence towards employees occurring within the workplace. These behaviors can include verbal abuse, bullying, harassment, physical assaults, and even the extreme act of homicide. Data reveals that healthcare workers face a significantly higher risk of encountering workplace violence compared to workers in other industries. This alarming statistic indicates that healthcare professionals are five times more likely to experience such incidents. A recent survey conducted by National Nurses United in 2022 further supports this concerning trend, with 40 percent of hospital nurses reporting an upsurge in violent episodes within their workplace. In this session, the speaker will discuss types of violence, risk factors, preventive measures, and de-escalation techniques and tips. 
Learning Objectives
Upon completion, attendees will:
Describe the different types of violence and de-escalation techniques.
Discuss risk factors and preventive measures.

Speaker Jeffrey C. Fetter, MD
Chief Medical Officer
New Hampshire Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
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Continuing Education Credits
Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center is an approved provider with distinction of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.   1.0 Contact Hours Activity Number: 1557  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern NH AHEC and The New Hampshire Public Health Association. The Southern NH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

For other professionals: 1.0 professional hours of continuing education.

Event Details

March 26, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm