Nurse Recognition Celebration 2023 - Standardized Tools for Identifying Potentially Violent Patients and Documentation of Violent Events

Workplace violence is currently on the rise. This course will define the problem and present two tools to employ to identify and mitigate aggressive behavior.

Release Date:
July 2023

Expiration Date:
July 2026

Estimated Duration of Course:
1 hour

This offering carries 1.00 ANCC nursing contact hours.

Target Audience

Registered Nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the workplace violence problem in various healthcare settings.
  • Discuss the Joint Commission (TJC) requirements and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) memorandum regarding workplace violence.
  • Assess the utility of the Aggressive Behavior Risk Assessment Tool (ABRAT) and Violent Event Severity Tool (VEST) Formulate the potential applications of ABRAT and VEST.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

The Norman Knight Nursing Center 

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Son Chae Kim, PhD, RN

Associate Dean and Professor of Graduate Programs, School of Nursing

Port Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA


Mass General Brigham designates this activity for 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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