The Epidemic Before the Pandemic: Navigating the Challenging Landscape of Violence in Health Care

April 3, 2024 at 12 PM CT
ASHRM Webinar Series
Member: $39.00
Non-Member: $99.00
Speaker: Karen Garvey, BSN/MPA, HCA, DFASHRM, CPHRM, CPPS

ASHRM CE Credit: 1

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Want to learn who you can team up with to address work place violence in your health care setting? Join Karen Garvey as she provides a national overview of work place violence and the key people you need to work with to address it.

Violence in health care has been reported for several decades but significantly escalated to a fever pitch during and after the COVID pandemic. Increased aggression has been reported in media outlets with emphasis not only in health care but also largely in the airline industry where it was necessary to introduce monetary fines for those violating the rules to better protect their employees and the traveling public. The noted increase in societal aggression now enters the doors of all health care organizations and beyond areas that notably encounter the issue, Emergency Medicine and Behavioral Health; other areas where our workforce may not have the knowledge or skills to manage the situation. This presentation will identify challenges faced by a public safety net organization, inclusive of acute and ambulatory care and the correctional health setting.

Learning Obectives:

  • 1. Recognize the extent of the issue on a national scale and its impact on health care.
  • 2. Identify key persons in their organization to partner with to address workplace violence.
  • 3. Describe data elements to synthesize to obtain a global health system view of the issue.
  • 4. Align the elements of WPV to the principles of enterprise risk management (ERM).
ASHRM CE Credits 1
CNE Credits

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Speaker Bio

Karen Garvey, BSN/MPA, HCA, DFASHRM, CPHRM, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Leadership Fellow is Vice President for Safety & Clinical Risk Management for Parkland Health in Dallas, Texas. Responsibilities include oversight of several departments including workplace violence. She serves on local, state, and national committees focused on improving workforce safety and is often speaks on the topic.

She’s an active ASHRM member; serving two terms on the ASHRM Advisory Board and serves as an advisory member for IHI Workforce Safety and Well Being cohort.

Karen received several awards in areas of health care risk management and nursing, most recently being highlighted as a “Leader to Watch” in the October 2023 AONL Journal.