2023 Threat Landscape: Violence Prevention in Healthcare Settings* - On Demand Access

Violence rates in healthcare have doubled since 2011, and nearly three-quarters of all violence-related nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2018 were incurred by healthcare workers. Workplace violence poses a significant threat to the health, safety and well-being of healthcare workers and has negative implications for their productivity, retention and the quality of care they provide to patients. As U.S. healthcare workers in the private sector are five times more likely to experience nonfatal violence-related injury compared to workers in all other private industries combined, it is imperative that OMSs and practice staff understand the types and sources of workplace violence. Attendees of this 90-minute webinar will learn strategies and techniques for mitigating this risk to their employees and their patients.

*Indicates that this activity is approved by AAOMS for continuing dental education credit ONLY.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the unique risk of violence faced by healthcare providers.  
  2. Identify the five types of workplace violence.  
  3. List behavioral indicators of potential violence.  
  4. Employ an effective response to an active threat in the practice environment. 
  5. Initiate post-incident care for affected individuals and groups.

An Internet-based CDE Activity
Original Release Date: October 18, 2023
Expiration Date: October 18, 2026
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1.5 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study

Steven Crimando, MA, CTM

Steve Crimando is the Director of the Homeland Security Human Factors Institute and founder of Behavioral Science Applications LLC. He is an emergency behavioral health clinician and educator with 35 years of experience in the field. Mr. Crimando is a Certified Threat Manager (CTM) with the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, a Certified Master Trainer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Threat Evaluation and Reporting program and a Certified Disaster Response Crisis Counselor. He was deployed to both the 9/11 and 1993 World Trade Center attacks, the Northeast anthrax screening center and sites of other disasters and acts of terrorism. A published author, he is frequently called upon by the courts as an expert in crisis intervention. He provides training and support to corporations, law enforcement, intelligence and military organizations.

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships were disclosed.

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
Provider ID# 214680


Faculty and Planner Disclosure
3 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/3 points to pass
2023 Threat Landscape: Violence Prevention in Healthcare Settings
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
11 Questions
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available