Domestic and Workplace Violence: Recognition, Prevention and Preparedness

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

  • Pacific: 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Mountain: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Central: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Eastern: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $20

Course Description:

Domestic violence is a common problem that does not get as much attention as is needed. It has been estimated that 30-40 percent of injuries that cause women to visit the emergency room are a result of domestic violence. This presentation will provide a basic overview of forensic training for occupational health nurses, a training that helps them identify and document injury/ violence in the workplace in order to make appropriate referrals as well as prevent/address possible workplace violence issues/disasters.

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss how forensic training assists the OHN to identify and document injury/violence in the workplace.
  2. Describe how to identify domestic violence and refer victims needing assistance.
  3. Explain the levels of prevention regarding workplace violence/injury.
  4. Discuss workplace ‘Shooter’ disaster preparedness.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).

Presenter Information: 

Edith West, ACNS-BC, RN, PhD, is a professor of nursing at Indiana University of PA.   Her recent research covers a variety of topics ranging from emergency preparedness, the role of the school nurse in case management of students with diabetes and the historical analysis of the frontier nursing service.

Michele Gerwick, BSN, MSN, PhD, is a professor of nursing at Indiana University of PA.  Her research and presentations cover topics ranging from academic integrity, unethical behavior in clinical practice to rapid response teams.

AAOHN Education Joint Provider:

University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Handouts will be available closer to the webinar date.

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