Dec 04 - 05

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown

"Workplace Violence: Plans, Policies and Procedures for Healthcare" has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion.


Health care campuses must employe many safeguards and work continuously to maintain a safe place for internal and external publics. However, violent incidents can never be completely prevented and health care organizations are vulnerable. This workplace violence seminar is intended to assist in the development of plans, policies, and procedures to prevent, mitigat,e and respond to workplace violence within a health care facility.

Why should you attend?

Hospitals and other health care facilities should be sanctuaries for care and healing, but that's not the case for many front-line health care workers, especially nurses, who are increasingly the targets of physical violence. Violence against health care workers can originate from many sources: patients and their family members; criminals who see an easy target with valuables, including narcotics; domestic violence spilling over into the workspace; and lateral violence from co-workers. Hospital size and location are not predictors of violence. All institutions are at risk. But those in which staff and leadership practice the law of self-exclusion, ("It can't happen here. It can't happen to me."), and fail to take reasonable preventive steps, increase the chance that violence may occur and may be worse when it does.

And the problem is getting worse! A recent survey found violence in hospitals targeting nurses and other employees has jumped 37 percent in the past three years (International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety). This following significant escalation in assault, rape, and homicide in health care workplaces between 2007 and 2010, according to a 2011 report by the Joint Commission. While that increase is bad enough, experts believe many violent incidents in health care are unreported, as many facilities do not participate in the survey because of concerns about potential liability and negative publicity. Shooting in health care workplaces makes headlines but represent only a small percentage of violent incidents. According to the Hospital Employee Health Association, about 3% of hospitals experienced a shooting incident between 2000 and 2011. Another study identified 154 shootings at U.S. hospitals over the same 12-year period, with a troubling increase from nine shootings was reported annually in the first six years of the study to nearly 17 per year in the second six years. (Annals of Emergency Medicine 2012;60:790-798).

Intended benefits of this seminar include:

  • Reduced exposure to liability and enforcement action in the event of an incident. Workplace violence-related lawsuits result in average settlements of $600,000 and average jury awards of $3 million.
  • Comply with government and accreditation standards.
  • Maintaining job satisfaction and reducing employee turnover.
  • Establishing and maintaining your brand as an employer of choice.
  • Providing some protection from increased Worker's Comp and other insurance premiums.
  • Preventing adverse impact on business.

Location: Los Angeles, CA | December 4-5, 2014 | 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM Venue: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 South Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

Price: $1,495.

Contact Information:

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