Violence Against Healthcare Workers: A Public Health Problem That Requires Public Health Solutions
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
Violence and aggression against healthcare workers is increasing at an alarming rate, exposing these individuals to physical harm, detracting and distracting them from their ability to focus on patient care, and creating another stress or that contributes to the already high levels of physician burnout. Addressing workplace violence in a healthcare setting presents several unique challenges, and requires a multi-faceted approach in order to maximize effectiveness and keep healthcare workers safe.
The Illinois State Medical Society is pleased to host Howard Mell, MD, for this important session that will address the causes and consequences of the growing trend of aggression and violence against healthcare workers, and present strategies to help foster a safer and more secure workplace for physicians and all members of the healthcare team and staff.
At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Identify potential risk factors that may contribute to incidents of workplace violence
- Describe primary prevention strategies that healthcare workplaces can implement to minimize the potential for aggression against healthcare workers
- Describe the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary responses to workplace violence and the inherent limitations of each
ISMS members and their staffs
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Howard Mell, MD, MPH, CPE, FACEP
Howard Mell, MD, MPH, CPE, FACEP, received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Medicine at Rockford. Prior to that, he earned his MPH degree from UIC while serving as a firefighter and paramedic in the Chicago suburbs. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Mell is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in both Emergency Medicine (EM) and in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medicine. He works for Vituity , a physician-owned, national emergency medicine group, and is currently assigned to the Presence Health System in suburban Chicagoland.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit