Original Release Date: 9/1/2023

Expires: 09/30/2024

Credit claim for this activity will end at 11:59 PM 09/30/2024

Overview:  2023 Eliminating Workplace Violence For Providers

Effective January 1, 2022, new and revised workplace violence prevention standards will apply to all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.  According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the incidence of violence–related health care worker injuries has steadily increased for at least a decade. Incidence data reveal that in 2018 health care and social service workers were five times more likely to experience workplace violence than all other workers—comprising 73% of all nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work. However, workplace violence is underreported, indicating that the actual rates may be much higher. Exposure to workplace violence can impair effective patient care and lead to psychological distress, job dissatisfaction, absenteeism, high turnover, and higher costs.

For further study:  The Joint Commission R3 Report



Target Audience:  All healthcare workers within the Baylor Scott & White Healthcare System

Objectives: After participating in this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Define term workplace violence (WPV)
  • Recognize roles & responsibilities
  • Apply de-escalation tactics
  • Utilize non-physical interventions
  • Appropriately document and report workplace violence incidences
Planners/Authors:  This activity was planned, reviewed, edited, and approved for use as the curriculum for the Baylor Scott & White Health organization by:

     •Walter Cassity, MD
•Remy Tolentino, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
•Penny Huddleston, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN
•Erin Bird, MD
•Christian Cable, MD
•Karen Holmes, PA
•Thomas Ledbetter, MD
•Brent Walker, MD
•Monica Ward, PA
•Deandra Crawford
•Sharon Gunn
•Dana Rains
•Michelle Swindler
•Lisa Tolls
•Michael Turturro

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

•This content is not related to products or business lines of an ACCME-defined commercial interest
•There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
Commercial Support:  No commercial support was received for this activity.
Method of Participation & Request for CME/MOC Credit:
•Read all instructions and activity information
•Participate in the scenario sessions and their interactive Q&A that offers additional attempts to achieve success and continue through the module
•Complete the post test with 100% accuracy (multiple attempts allowed)
•Post activity, Click on the button to be taken to evaluation and credit claim for the course or follow the link sent in an email from Trainer@BSWHealth.org  to complete all questions on the evaluation and claim credit.
•For those who wish to claim ABIM MOC, ABS CC or ABP MOC, you will be given the opportunity to agree to having your information transmitted to the appropriate board.  You must agree to this transmission in order to claim MOC credit
This CME activity type is an enduring material.  Physicians who complete the enduring material may claim the full amount of credit designated for the activity, regardless of the amount of time it took the physicians to complete the activity.


Address:  A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education Of Baylor Scott & White Health

                Dallas, Texas 75246

                Phone:  Dallas – 214-820-2317                              Temple – 254-724-7609

                Website:  https://CE.BSWHealth.com


CME: The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health, designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of  0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Meets Texas Requirements for 0.25 Ethics/Professional Responsibility Credit

ABS CC: Successful completion of this CME activity enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.