Live and recorded on Dec 20, 2023 12 pm - 1 pm Eastern
Topic: Staying Safe at Work: A Look at Workplace Violence and Workplace Bullying
By Kim Olszewski, DNP, CRNP, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN, FAAN
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Violence in the workplace can take place with verbal harassment, physical encounters, intimidation, or other disruptive behavior. The 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that workplace violence continues to be on the rise in essentially all workplace sectors; however, many workplace violence encounters go unreported. Reasons for not reporting may be intimidation, fear of retaliation, lack of training, lack of company procedures, or fear of being the department “snitch”. Employers and workers need to be educated on the signs and symptoms of workplace violence and be able to identify vulnerable populations that may be at increased risk for workplace violence situations. Among these vulnerable populations are healthcare workers, delivery workers, retail, social workers, and others that work in the community sectors. This presentation will focus on the healthcare worker population. Workplace violence in the healthcare sector comes from a variety of resources, such as patients, family members, gangs, domestic disputes, and coworker bullying.
1. Review statistics and current trends related to workplace violence.
2. Discuss strategies to identify and eliminate workplace violence in the healthcare setting.
3. Identify potential workplace violence situations.
4. Review best practices for development of a workplace violence policy.
Kim Olszewski is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board-Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist and Case Manager from the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses. In 2007, she received her Fellowship distinction from the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), and Fellowship from the American Academy of Nurses. Olszewski is immediate Past-President of the AAOHN Board of Directors, and she is past President of the Northeast Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses. She has presented at the local, state, regional, and national levels of the association over the past 15 years on various topics, including DOT certification, Marketing OHNs, Fatigue Management, Healthy People 2020, Social Media Integration, and Diagnostic Updates. Olszewski is Director of Client and Provider Services and Nurse Practitioner at Disa Global Solutions, and is Senior Associate Dean for the School of Nursing at Commonwealth University.
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