Healthy, Safe Nurses Achieve Better Outcomes For Patients And The System As A Whole.
Identify the many risks for nurses in health care settings and the strategies that are in place to protect them from harm.
Discuss how these risks are multi-faceted and complex and include exposure to harmful agents and infectious diseases, stress, disrespectful and non-supportive coworkers, and physical harm from patients and others.
Discuss the importance of a healthy culture and the role leaders (ethically and legally) should play in ensuring a safe environment.
Discuss how healthy, safe nurses achieve better outcomes for patients and the system as a whole.
Discuss the critical importance of preventing violence in the workplace and how a healthy work environment minimizes the risk of moral distress.