Lateral Violence in Healthcare: Let's Get Rid of It!

Lateral Violence in Healthcare

Course Expiration Date: October 31,2015

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: You may have heard or seen the term "negative behavior/disruptive behavior" recently...this course will not only tell you what it is but how to deal with it effectively.

Instructor: Dianne Jacobs, MSN, RN

Target audience: All Healthcare Professionals

Length of course: 75 minutes

Credit: 1.25 contact hours

Learning Outcomes: After completing this course the participant will be able to

  1. Discuss the causes of bullying and other forms of negative and disruptive behaviors in healthcare.
  2. Identify key characteristics of the four generations in today's workforce.
  3. Develop an action plan for dealing constructively with negative behavior.
  4. Describe two or more strategies to break the cycle of negative behavior in the workplace.
  5. Practice a new skill for effectively addressing negative behavior.

Credit Statements:

Dieticians: 1.25 hours of CPE for registered dieticians.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.25 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.25 clock hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Social Work (non-social work hours): This program has been approved by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners for 1.25 clock hours of non-social work continuing education.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.125 CEUs (1.25 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires faculty and all persons directly involved in the planning of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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