Hartley-D; Ridenour-M; Craine-J; Costa-B
Rehabil Nurs 2012 Jul-Aug; 37(4):202-206
Purpose: Workplace assaults against healthcare workers originate from many sources, but are predominantly committed by patients. Therefore, training in strategies for preventing patient-on-nurse violence is very important throughout a nurse's career. Methods: The online course described in this article presents prevention strategies from the institutional and individual levels. These are reinforced by video case studies of five real-life incidents with key learning points discussed. Results: The physical and psychological consequences of workplace assaults can result in higher absenteeism, increased turnover, decreased job satisfaction, lower productivity, and a host of other negative outcomes. Discussion: Preventing these negative outcomes is beneficial to the nurse, the patients, and the organization. This course provides a convenient interactive tool that uses units approximately 20 minutes in duration with stop and pick up where you left off capabilities. Conclusion: The free online course will be available starting in the summer or fall of 2012.
Health-care-personnel; Training; Education; Nurses; Injury-prevention;
Author Keywords: education; injury prevention; nurses; prevention; research: qualitative; research: quantitative; safety issues
Healthcare and Social Assistance