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Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses

CDC Course No. WB2908 – NIOSH Pub. No. 2013-155
Please note: The course format has been revised for easier use on all devices. The content of the course remains the same.

This free, interactive course is designed to help healthcare workers better understand the scope and nature of violence in the workplace. Upon successful completion of the course, healthcare professionals can earn continuing education units.

Course modules include:

  • Definition, types, and prevalence
  • Workplace violence consequences
  • Risk factors for type II and III violence
  • Prevention strategies for organizations
  • Prevention strategies for nurses
  • Post event response

By completing the course, healthcare workers will be able to:

  • Identify institutional, environmental, and policy risk factors for workplace violence
  • Recognize behavioral warning signs of violence in individuals
  • Employ communication and teamwork skills to prevent and manage violence
  • Identify appropriate resources to support injured healthcare workers
  • Take steps to implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program

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Page last reviewed: August 11, 2021