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Impact of training on work-related assault.
Nachreiner NM; Gerberich SG; McGovern PM; Church TR; Hansen HE; Geisser MS; Ryan AD
Res Nurs Health 2005 Feb; 28(1):67-78
Although training is often recommended as a part of a comprehensive approach to address occupational violence, little empirical literature exists to support this recommendation. Over 40% of nurses responding to the Minnesota Nurses Study reported being trained about occupational violence, involving seven different training topics. Although at the univariate level, an increased risk was identified for nurses trained in managing assaultive/violent patients, no statistically significant results remained at the multivariate level. This lack of protection from training is consistent with previous research, although the explanations for this lack of effect remain unclear. Additional research is necessary to obtain more specific details on occupational violence training, including training content and methods, to understand more thoroughly the impact of training on occupational violence.
Workers; Worker health; Work environment; Occupational health; Occupational hazards; Training; Safety measures; Injuries; Injury prevention; Case studies; Traumatic injuries; Nurses; Nursing; Health care personnel; Risk factors; Risk analysis
Nancy M. Nachreiner, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Mayo Mail Code 807, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003438; Grant-Number-R03-OH-007373; Grant-Number-T42-OH-008434
Issue of Publication
Disease and Injury: Traumatic Injuries
Research in Nursing and Health
University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Page last reviewed: April 9, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division