Violence Inoculation for Healthcare Professionals
What you'll learn
- At the end of this course, students will recognize potentially dangerous situations before they occur.
- Students will understand the unique risk factors that contribute to anxiety and aggression in the healthcare work environment.
- Students will be able to assess non-verbal indicators of potential violence and recognize pre-assault indicators
- At the end of this course students will be able to deploy various tactical verbal skills and additional deescalation strategies
- There are no special requirements for enrolling in the course. Students must have speakers, video and internet connection.
Healthcare workers experience extreme levels of violence. In fact, non-lethal assaults on nurses, technicians and physicians lead virtually every other career, including law enforcement and other widely presumed "dangerous" occupations.
Not unique to the U.S. the United Kingdom or Canada, it is truly a global problem.
Violence Inoculation for Healthcare Professionals provides awareness of the problem, its causes, and how healthcare staff can maintain a safe environment for themselves and their patients.
The course is video based and takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete
Each video lecture duration is approximately 2-15 minutes in duration.
In addition to the lectures, resources include an occasional .PDF reading assignment or a visit to an external internet link.
Why Take This Course?
Students seldom receive orientation regarding violence in their newly-chosen profession. This unique overview inoculates those entering, or considering entering, the field.
The program provides a dose of reality before committing to an expensive training program or considering a position in healthcare or social service.
Violence Inoculation minimizes the "gob smacked" factor that many new healthcare workers feel when they first step into their new role.
This awareness minimizes new hire trauma (and related turn-over) and potentially patient dissatisfaction rates.
The course provides a sense of structure to senior nursing staff, administrators, and healthcare executives who understand the violence situation, but are seeking a channel to communicate it to assigned staff.
As a healthcare leader, the course will reinforce your organization's competitiveness in the new world of HCAHPS and pay-for-performance.
Violence Inoculation: A Survival Manual for Healthcare Professionals:
Is an excellent road map for mentoring and leading junior staff in difficult times.
Delivers a sense of confidence to both clinical and ancillary staff when facing aggressive, and potentially violent behavior.
Directly contributes to the Environment of Care. (and patient safety)
Responds to staff concerns regarding their personal safety and management's response to those issues.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for anyone working in healthcare. It is especially relevant for those employed in direct patient care.
- This includes nursing students, experienced nursing professionals, nurse leadership, allied health specialists, ancillary services, support personnel such a registrars, unit secretaries and healthcare security officers.
- The course content is applicable for those working in both inpatient and outpatient environments.
I have over 40 years experience as a security professional in a diverse array of environments, including military, Fortune 500 high-technology firms, homeland security, and most recently, as the director of security for a metropolitan hospital network.
I have taught graduate-level security management as an adjunct faculty member of Webster University. I served 20 years in the United States Air Force in a number of capacities, including security, intelligence, and air operations. I have also served as a logistics advisor to two foreign governments (Canada and the Republic of Singapore)
Internationally published, my work has appeared in a wide-array of trade and professional periodicals, including Security Management, Police, and Airpower Journal.
Education includes a BA (summa cum laude) in Criminal Justice from Rowan University and a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Troy State University.
Professional credentials include the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation under the auspices of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS, International)
Additionally, I maintain the credential of Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) under the authority of the International Foundation for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS).
Finally, I am the author of Udemy's course, How to Succeed in your Security Career, which is currently nearing 2,500 global students.