Wed, Sep 15 | Webinar

AFN Webinar - Leading Working Violence Prevention Efforts

Join us for this Special 60-Minute Member's Only AFN Webinar on September 15, 2021 with Dr. Gordon Gillespie and Dr. Steven Palazzo at 12:00 PM EST. This Webinar is OPEN to all AFN Members, however, pre-registration is REQUIRED.
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AFN Webinar - Leading Working Violence Prevention Efforts

Time & Location

Sep 15, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Webinar

About The Event

The Academy is excited to welcome Dr. Gordon Gillespie and Dr. Steven Palazzo for this Special Members Only AFN Webinar - Leading Working Violence Prevention Efforts Enacted by Patients and Visitors, on September 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST!

Violence against healthcare workers enacted by patients and visitors is a persistent problem showing no signs of abatement.  In this presentation, attendees will learn common factors leading to a physical assault as well strategies to prevent, mitigate, and recover from workplace violence.  Particular attention will focus on system level efforts that can be led by the forensic nurse. 

This Webinar is open to all AFN Members! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Don't miss your opportunity to:

  • Describe risks of workplace violence by patients and visitors against healthcare workers. 
  • Discuss strategies to address workplace violence based on the Ecological Occupational Health Model of Workplace Assault. 
  • Identify actions demonstrating support for healthcare workers experiencing workplace violence. 
  • Determine system level interventions that can be led by the forensic nurse. 

IMPORTANT 

You will need to register in advance for this Webinar.  

Webinar is scheduled for September 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST).  Question and answer session will immediately follow.  

WEBINAR ACCESS INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL DIRECTLY FROM ZOOM ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR REGISTRATION! 

Any questions or concerns, please email afn@afnmail.org for further assistance.

WEBINAR PRESENTER - DR. GORDON GILLESPIE

PhD, DNP, RN, FAAN

Dr. Gordon Gillespie has been a registered nurse for 25 years working in emergency department, public health, and academic settings.  His research efforts derive from his clinical practice and responding to patient, visitor, and coworker aggression.  His research on workplace violence against healthcare workers has been funded by the CDC-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Nurses Foundation, and Emergency Nurses Association Foundation.  He has been invited by the CDC-NIOSH to develop an educational program on workplace bullying and consult on two national online learning modules. 

His work has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Government Accountability Office, American Nurses Association, and practitioners and researchers across six continents.  He has chaired the national workplace violence conference, guest edited an interprofessional journal issue on workplace violence, co-chaired the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s second edition of the Best Practice Guideline “Preventing and Managing Bullying and Violence in the Workplace”, and served as an international Director of the Emergency Nurses Association.  Currently he is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. 

WEBINAR PRESENTER - DR. STEVEN PALAZZO

PhD, MN, RN, CNE

Dr. Steven Palazzo has been a registered nurse for 20 years.  He is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) with an interest in pedagogical innovation.  Dr. Palazzo’s clinical background is in critical care which led to his exploring the utility of biomarkers to predict respiratory disease progression in ventilated patients.  He has extensive experience in course development, curricular design, clinical nursing, and leadership and administration.  

His eclectic research interest includes health promotion programs for youth residing in under resourced communities (Teen Take Heart), workplace violence and nursing incivility, understanding men’s perceptions of nursing as a professional career choice, and developing and implementing innovative pedagogy.  He serves as a member of multiple professional nursing organizations, is a member of the editorial board of Nursing Education Perspectives and serves as member of the Governance Committee of Sigma Theta Tau International.  Currently, he is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at University of Nevada, Las