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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182005
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Getting Out of the Choke Hold: Our Ongoing Journey to Conquer Violence
Author(s):
Moore, Charlene
Author Details:
Charlene Moore, MS, RN, Nurse Manager Medical Psychiatry, ECT, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia, USA, email: cmoore3@mcvh-vcu.edu
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: In July 2007, our patient population in adult psychiatry had become the most violent in the history of our organization. This was evidenced by an increase in staff and patient injuries and a decrease in staff morale as seen in our National Data Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). As in most unhealthy work environments, we observed blaming and finger pointing within our department. This behavior was draining and defeated our ability to deliver the best patient care possible and maintain a healing and healthy work environment. Psychiatry pulled together as a team to take a proactive approach in finding a solution using evidence based practice to reduce violence. Senior leadership stood with us daily as we worked toward a solution. We could not have made it without their support. Since we are an inner city hospital, we provide care to many patients that other facilities would never see. It felt as though we were running a forensic unit without the necessary tools. It became a golden opportunity to look at our practice and take control of the violence in adult psychiatry. It is an ongoing journey as our society embraces violence as a way of life. It is vital that nurses be aware of warning signs of violence and have available tools for reacting to violence to maintain a healthy work environment. Join us as we offer evidence based tools and strategies which have helped us to decrease the violence and get out of the choke hold.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, 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.titleGetting Out of the Choke Hold: Our Ongoing Journey to Conquer Violenceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Charleneen_US
dc.author.detailsCharlene Moore, MS, RN, Nurse Manager Medical Psychiatry, ECT, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia, USA, email: cmoore3@mcvh-vcu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182005-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: In July 2007, our patient population in adult psychiatry had become the most violent in the history of our organization. This was evidenced by an increase in staff and patient injuries and a decrease in staff morale as seen in our National Data Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). As in most unhealthy work environments, we observed blaming and finger pointing within our department. This behavior was draining and defeated our ability to deliver the best patient care possible and maintain a healing and healthy work environment. Psychiatry pulled together as a team to take a proactive approach in finding a solution using evidence based practice to reduce violence. Senior leadership stood with us daily as we worked toward a solution. We could not have made it without their support. Since we are an inner city hospital, we provide care to many patients that other facilities would never see. It felt as though we were running a forensic unit without the necessary tools. It became a golden opportunity to look at our practice and take control of the violence in adult psychiatry. It is an ongoing journey as our society embraces violence as a way of life. It is vital that nurses be aware of warning signs of violence and have available tools for reacting to violence to maintain a healthy work environment. Join us as we offer evidence based tools and strategies which have helped us to decrease the violence and get out of the choke hold.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:05:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:05:36Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_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.-
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