Recognizing and Preventing Workplace Violence Self-Paced

Recognizing and Preventing Workplace Violence Self-Paced 

As a healthcare worker, you are in constant contact with a variety of people including residents, visitors, and co-workers. While harassment and bullying has a negative impact on the workforce and needs to be addressed, workplace violence specifically refers to threats or actual physical force used against a worker. As such you have the potential to be exposed to violence in the workplace. In this course, you will learn how to prevent and respond to workplace violence.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-RPWV-R1
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define workplace violence.
List signs that may indicate a person could become violent.
Recognize steps to take to respond to violence in the workplace.
Identify steps to take to prevent workplace violence.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Prevalence and Red Flags A. Official Report B. Defining Workplace Violence C. General Rates and Frequency D. Identifying Hostile Feelings E. Addressing Threats F. Identifying Red Flags G. Review H. Summary Section 3:Reporting, Preventing, and Responding A. Reporting B. Preventing C. Responding D. Review E. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Resources C. References

Instructor: Johnny Lee, MS
Johnny Lee is the Director of [email protected], an agency dedicated to the prevention of violence in and through the workplace. He is also the President of ePanicButton, LLC, which provides a desktop software duress alarm program. His previous experience includes his role as the Training Director for the UNC-Chapel Hill Injury Prevention Research Center’s PREVENT program, delivering a national violence prevention training program. He was previously also the Workplace Violence Specialist for the Office of State Personnel in Raleigh, North Carolina. Additionally, he previously served as the Victim Services Coordinator for the Asheville Police Department. Professional association memberships includes his current role as the Secretary for the ASIS Birmingham Chapter, Chair of the Victim Services Interagency Council of North Carolina, a seat on the Board of Directors for the Businesses Continuity Planners of the Carolinas, member of Society for Police & Criminal Psychology, member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, former board member of the NC Victim Assistance Network and an active member of the Public Health Alliance to Prevent Violence against Women. HRD Press has published his human resources book, Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace in 2004. Disclosure: Johnny Lee, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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