Workplace Violence Against Health Care Workers in the United States

Workplace Violence Against Healthcare Workers in the United States

Health care professionals work in a unique industry and routinely encounter highly personal and often intense situations that put them at risk of experiencing workplace violence. OSHA determined that serious workplace violence incidents were four times more common in health care from 2002 to 2013. It is crucial for all variations of physician practices, from small to large, to consider the impact of workplace violence and implement policies that reduce the risk of incidents occurring within their practice setting. 

Course Objectives   

  • Define workplace violence and its various forms
  • Discuss prevalence of workplace violence in health care settings across professions and identify risk factors
  • Identify barriers to reporting violence and develop strategies to overcome them
  • Utilize interventions for reducing workplace violence that have been proven successful

Faculty

James Phillips, MD
Director, Counter Terrorism Medicine Program
BIDMC Disaster Medicine Fellowship 
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $12.00 
Non-MMS Member: $22.00 
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

Format

Slides & Video 

CME Credit

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00  Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRACategory 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term

Original Released Date: August 4, 2017
Review Date: N/A 
Termination Date: August 4, 2020
  

System Requirements

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Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8  
Mac OSX 10.6 higher  

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Mobile/Tablet
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Android devices including tablets and phones.  
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported. 


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