The Benefits of Vulnerability Risk Assessment Toward Prevention of Workplace Violence

Introduction: This module was created as an introduction for Forensic Nurses to familiarize themselves with the benefits of risk assessments toward the prevention of workplace violence.



This training was personally created for the STEP-UP team by  Dr. Paul Thomas Clements, PhD, RN.

Erin Wade, MD, MS


Target Audience

Advanced Practice Nurses, Physicians, Registered Nurses, Forensic Nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the profiles of workplace violence.
  • Discuss high risk areas of workplace violence.
  • Examine best practices in early identification of forensic nursing criminology profiles of workplace violence. 
  • Identify who is at risk of workplace violence. 
  • Discuss policy and procedure changes to prevent the incidents from reoccurring. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 ANCC
  • 0.05 Attendance
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NCPD Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis designates this live activity for 1.25 hours NCPD credits. No partial credit will be awarded. To receive full contact credits, you must watch 100% of the program, and complete and submit the evaluation at the conclusion of the episode.

The University of TN Health Science Center College of Nursing, Memphis is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 ANCC
  • 0.05 Attendance
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