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Violence on the Job - image of shattered glassNIOSH Training on Occupational Violence

The workplace violence prevention course is designed to give healthcare workers an opportunity to acquire free workplace violence prevention training while earning free continuing education units. The course uses an interactive format that incorporates a combination of text, video re-enactments of real-life workplace violence incidents, and videos of nurses discussing incidents of violence. Course modules include: Definitions, types, and prevalence; Workplace violence consequences; Risk factors for type II and II violence; Prevention strategies for organizations; Prevention strategies for nurses; and Post event response. Additionally, five case studies cover the topics of an intervention with a psychiatric patient in an ED, aggressions by a patient’s family member, a home healthcare patient that threatens homicide, injuries from the cognitively impaired, and a patient’s inappropriate sexual behavior.

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