Professional Power Hour – Managing Aggressive Behavior in your Patients: Strategies for De-escalation
Managing Aggressive Behavior in your Patients: Strategies for De-escalation
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
2nd floor Conference Room, South Tower
Daniel Watkins BSN, RN, Nurse Manager – Pathways
“Conflict in the healthcare arena is on the rise. Once considered safe havens, healthcare organizations are facing a steady increase of conflict in various forms, including the most extreme expressions of conflict — verbal and physical violence (Preventing violence in the health care setting The Joint Commission, Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 45, June 3, 2010).
Join us to learn more about caring for patients and families who are exhibiting agitated or aggressive behaviors. We’ll explore:
- -the most common mental health illnesses and environmental factors that contribute to an individual’s increased risk for violence.
- -early warning signs of violence and how to prepare a care environment to decrease the impact of physical violence.
- -verbal and non-verbal techniques to prevent verbal aggression from turning into physical violence.
- -medication management of aggression to avoid injury to staff or individuals.
- -collecting information and formulating a plan after a situation to decrease the chances of it happening again.
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