Self-Protection Training for Healthcare Professionals [9234]
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: A124

   William Kennedy, Director, Kennedy Consulting & Training LLC
   Benjamin Kennedy, Trainer, Kennedy Consulting and Training
   Kim Riddick, Trainer, Kennedy Consulting & Training LLC

Track: Social and Behavioral
Secondary Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, two million workers reported being the victim of workplace violence in 2015. Of the more than 25,000 annual cases resulting in injury and days away from work, 70 to 74 percent occur in health care or social services settings. Most health care professionals are not trained to accurately recognize the different types of violence, and effectively, ethically, and legally avoid, escape, de-escalate, or when necessary, physically protect themselves and co-workers.

Learning Objectives:
List the essential components of self-defense law as it pertains to a workplace environment
Describe common barriers to health care and social services professionals taking self-protective action
Discuss strategies and skills associated with avoidance, escape from and the de-escalation of high risk situations
Demonstrate physical self-protection skills
Recognize potential legal, health related, and emotional outcomes associated with self-protection

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.5
  BWC Discount Programs: 6

File & Handouts:
File 1
PDF of talking points
complete pdf of Slides from presentation 3-9-18

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