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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164056
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Diminishing Safety Zone: The Need for Workplace Violence Prevention
Author(s):
Tracy, Mary Fran; Gjere, Niki
Author Details:
Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, Fairview-University Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Niki Gjere, RN, MA, MS, CS
Abstract:
Problem: Due to an increased frequency of violent situations in the workplace, nurses need support to maintain safety for themselves and patients. Purpose: To provide staff and leadership with information and resources regarding workplace violence prevention (WVP). Significance: The healthcare environment is increasingly complex and demanding. More patients and families are entering healthcare systems with high expectations and mistrust. The stressful environment can trigger intense interactions between patients, families, and healthcare providers. In the midst of complex patient care and a nursing shortage, nurses are confronted with these emotional situations leading to subtle and overt violence. Clinical nurse specialists (CSNs) find themselves in the position of mediator in these escalating interactions. Practice Innovation: A multidisciplinary workgroup at Fairview-University Medical Center led an initiative to increase awareness and develop resources surrounding WVP. Accomplishments included defining signs of escalating stages of violence, development of a threat assessment team and policies addressing disruptive behavior and disagreements over plans of care. CNSs were instrumental to the successful outcomes of the group. Outcomes: Policies have been used by nursing leadership and human resources for individual counseling. The threat assessment team has been utilized for consults. CNSs are more aware of violence-prone behavior and nurses are feeling more supported when confronted with these situations. Implications for Practice: Discounting this issue can put nurses at risk and impact patient care. Through thoughtful preparation, potentially violent situations can be addressed before they escalate. Increasing awareness about this serious potential is imperative in today's healthcare environment.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Diminishing Safety Zone: The Need for Workplace Violence Preventionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTracy, Mary Franen_US
dc.contributor.authorGjere, Nikien_US
dc.author.detailsMary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, Fairview-University Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Niki Gjere, RN, MA, MS, CSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164056-
dc.description.abstractProblem: Due to an increased frequency of violent situations in the workplace, nurses need support to maintain safety for themselves and patients. Purpose: To provide staff and leadership with information and resources regarding workplace violence prevention (WVP). Significance: The healthcare environment is increasingly complex and demanding. More patients and families are entering healthcare systems with high expectations and mistrust. The stressful environment can trigger intense interactions between patients, families, and healthcare providers. In the midst of complex patient care and a nursing shortage, nurses are confronted with these emotional situations leading to subtle and overt violence. Clinical nurse specialists (CSNs) find themselves in the position of mediator in these escalating interactions. Practice Innovation: A multidisciplinary workgroup at Fairview-University Medical Center led an initiative to increase awareness and develop resources surrounding WVP. Accomplishments included defining signs of escalating stages of violence, development of a threat assessment team and policies addressing disruptive behavior and disagreements over plans of care. CNSs were instrumental to the successful outcomes of the group. Outcomes: Policies have been used by nursing leadership and human resources for individual counseling. The threat assessment team has been utilized for consults. CNSs are more aware of violence-prone behavior and nurses are feeling more supported when confronted with these situations. Implications for Practice: Discounting this issue can put nurses at risk and impact patient care. Through thoughtful preparation, potentially violent situations can be addressed before they escalate. Increasing awareness about this serious potential is imperative in today's healthcare environment.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:41:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:41:10Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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