Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment for Health Care Professionals


About the Course 
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a prevalent problem in the U.S. Compounding the problem is the fact that many cases of harassment go wither unreported or are not addressed in an appropriate way. The lack of workplace support is one reason for the failure to report sexual harassment. Anyone can be sexually harassed regardless of sex, gender identification, or age. Both men and women can be targets of sexual harassment, and it can be peer against peer, supervisor against employee, and even subordinate against supervisor (Enright, 2020.) This education program is designed to help healthcare professionals learn how to prevent and/or deal with sexual harassment and how to report instances of sexual harassment. . 

Learning Outcomes

  • Define sexual harassment. 
  • Discuss federal mandates related to sexual harassment in the workplace. 
  • Explain how to report sexual harassment in the workplace. 
  • Discuss the impact of sexual harassment in the workplace. 
  • Identify interventions to help persons who have been sexually harassed. 
  • Discuss ways to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace

About the Author 
Heather O'Connell is a Registered Respiratory therapist with 5+ years of teaching experience. She has been in practice since August 2007, and has worked in various fields of respiratory care including critical care, labor and delivery, the emergency department and other specialty areas. In 2106, she moved into full time teaching as a professor at a local college teaching various courses in the respiratory care program. These courses include assessment, therapeutics, pre-clinic courses, and all clinic courses that encompass various aspects of the respiratory care field. She also began teaching bachelor’s level courses in healthcare administration and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to work on various continuing education courses, as the RT planner for Western Schools/Elite and has had the opportunity to contribute to other published works. 

How to Receive Credit 
•    Read the entire course online or in print. 
•    Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
•    Provide required personal information and payment information. 
•    Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
•    Print your Certificate of Completion. 

Resolution of Conflict of Interest 
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity. 

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement 
It is the policy of Colibri 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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