Violence in the Healthcare Workplace

About the Course
In 2019, over 20,000 American workers suffered trauma from workplace violence. Of these, 70% were employed in the healthcare and social assistance industries. Then came the pandemic. Like gasoline on a fire, COVID-19 sent stress levels skyrocketing among patients and clinicians alike. Continuing safety concerns have elevated violence in the healthcare workplace to a national issue — one that not all healthcare professionals may feel equipped to confront. In this podcast, you’ll explore common risks and identify strategies to help manage and mitigate violence in your workplace.

Listen, Learn, and Earn CE Hours with this podcast course. Available on AppleSpotify, and other podcast apps.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe risks of workplace violence.
  • Identify strategies to manage workplace violence.
  • Discuss actions to mitigate impact of workplace violence.
About the Author
Gordon Lee Gillespie, PhD, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, CPEN, PHCNS-BC, FAEN, FAAN,  has been a registered nurse for over 25 years working in emergency care, public health, and academic settings. His research on workplace violence against healthcare workers has been funded by the CDC-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Nurses Foundation, and Emergency Nurses Association Foundation. He has been invited by the CDC-NIOSH to develop an educational program on workplace bullying and consult on two national online learning modules. His work has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Government Accountability Office, American Nurses Association, and practitioners and researchers across six continents. Currently he is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing.

How to Receive Credit 
  • Listen to the entire podcast which requires a 1.5-hour commitment of time.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 
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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Course ID: 74516