Feb 2022 Managing Aggressive Patient Situations (MAPS)

Henderson, TN US
February 17, 2022

Managing Aggressive Patient Situations (MAPS) is a 1-day Train the Trainer Program to meet the specific needs of health care providers and supported by a grant from Tennessee Hospital Association. MAPS was designed by clinical and mental health experts and integrates verbal strategies for de-escalation, communication skills, and simulation experiences in clinical settings. Other leading programs that teach de-escalation of aggressive behavior are designed for a broad audience and are not health care and patient focused.

Upon certification all trainers will receive a MAPS Teaching Packet which includes a power point presentation, handouts, learning activities, and a teaching guide. In addition, they will receive simulation videos developed based on examples of real-life hospital scenarios involving agitated patients. The certified trainers will be able to use these materials within their institution to teach classes. The materials can be adapted for a course ranging from 2 to 8 hours depending on time available within their institution.

Target Audience

Healthcare providers in hospitals or other facilities, faculty at universities, nurse educators

Learning Objectives

• Gain awareness of the current state of health care violence in the U.S.

• Understand how cultural awareness affects one’s view of the world and influences the clinician/patient relationship

• Understand the role of self-awareness and self-reflection in managing aggressive patients

• Identify cultural norms in response to anxiety

• Use self-reflection to understand factors that contribute to feeling threatened

• Differentiate between verbal and nonverbal communication

• Identify common body languages used to communicate

• Gain proficiency in use of therapeutic communication strategies • Differentiate between threatening and nonthreatening communication approaches

• Gain proficiency in the use of strategies to reduce emotional confrontation

• Understand the three stages of conflict (anxiety, verbal aggression, and physical aggression) with an emphasis on patients and their families

• Implement appropriate strategies for diffusing aggressive behavior based on identified stage of conflict

• Learn how to help the patient manage their emotions and maintain control of his behavior.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 ANCC
  • 12.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/17/2022 - 9:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/17/2022 - 5:00pm CST
Freed-Hardeman University
158 E Main St.
Henderson, TN 38340
United States

Freed-Hardeman University

158 E Main St, Henderson, TN 38340

Sara Day


Lisa Beasley


Diana Dedmon


Jackie Sharp


Randy Johnson


Jayne McKinnie



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.


In order to receive full contact hour(s) for this educational activity, you must:

  • Be in attendance for at least 80% of the program, and

  • Complete and submit the Evaluation


Conflicts of Interest: A Conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship.

The planners and presenters of this NCPD activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity

Commercial Support: No

Noncommercial Sponsor Support: No

Off-label Product Use: This NCPD activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Available Credit

  • 12.00 ANCC
  • 12.00 Attendance
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