Domestic and Workplace Violence: Recognition, Prevention and Preparedness

Presenters: Edith West, ACNS-BC, RN, PhD, is a professor of nursing at Indiana University of PA. Her recent research covers a variety of topics ranging from emergency preparedness, the role of the school nurse in case management of students with diabetes and the historical analysis of the frontier nursing service.

Michele Gerwick, BSN, MSN, PhD, is a professor of nursing at Indiana University of PA. Her research and presentations cover topics ranging from academic integrity, unethical behavior in clinical practice to rapid response teams.

Date/Time: June 6, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Description: Domestic violence is a common problem that does not get as much attention as is needed. It has been estimated that 30-40 percent of injuries that cause women to visit the emergency room are a result of domestic violence. This presentation will provide a basic overview of forensic training for occupational health nurses, a training that helps them identify and document injury/ violence in the workplace in order to make appropriate referrals as well as prevent/address possible workplace violence issues/disasters.

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Jointly Provided by AAOHN and the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering