While under 20% of all workplace injuries happen to healthcare workers, healthcare workers suffer 50% of all assaults. These numbers continue to rise and could play a significant role in the future of nursing. If the issue of workplace violence is not addressed and strategies put in place to reduce the risks nurses face, then more nurses will leave the profession – either as a result of their own trauma, or from indirect trauma as a result of witnessing an assault on a coworker. This session defines workplace violence in the healthcare setting and focus on prevalence and prevention strategies. It also covers employee rights and offer numerous resources nurses can take back to their employers for designing and implementing a workplace violence prevention program.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 11/8/2022.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17499.
ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CNE requirements for relicensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: Upon completion of this activity the learner will describe the prevalence of workplace injuries, as well as the rights employees have once an injury occurs.