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Violence on Healthcare Staff
Transcript of Violence on Healthcare Staff
But isolation is not what nursing is about!
Safety in numbers
Violence on nurses is more than whats on the surface!
The purpose of this literature review is to apply evidence based practice to the issue of workplace violence on healthcare workers.
IOWA model overview
Violence on healthcare workers
Why: "up to 74% of healthcare workers experience violence of some form, (Thackery, 1987)."
Problem Based Issue: Acts of violence on staff is an increasing statistical trend.
Alex Tam: PowerPoint/Slide Builder/Presenter
Kaitlin Wilson: APA Reconcile/Presenter
Virginia Hinton: Slide Builder/Presenter
Bennie Kowalski-RN: PowerPoint Builder/Presenter
Travis Talley: Team Leader, Prezi Builder, Collecting Articles, Creation of Binder, Team Work Load Distribution, Presenter
JCHS Research Class Team
The increasing trend of violence toward healthcare workers has the capability to affect staff ranging from mental fatigue to physical disability. A decrease in violence could reduce cost associated with; absenteeism from work, nursing burnout, and associated healthcare costs of physical injury.
This is a quality improvement project.
The Burning Question
Population: all healthcare workers
Intervention: research on effective violence reduction techniques
Comparison: currently employed practices
Outcome: decrease resulting mental and physical harm
Time: during patient care
In violence prone settings, what are effective techniques to reduce harm to staff during patient care ,in addition to current policy and standards of care, that will result in a decrease in incidence and severity of violence on healthcare workers.
Initial review of the literature:
Two strong current relevant studies (<5 years old)
Key word strategy: Nurs* safety, violence AND healthcare, Violence prevention, Staff safety, Saf*,
Ancestry search on (Thackery,1987) assessment instrument
(Thackery, 1987) Assessment Instrument was found to be very strong
Review of the Literature
-Constricted general theme because knowledge gaps
Expansion of Criterion:
-Lack of High Quality Studies
Review of the Literature
A tool to display large summative data about articles.
Allows view of crucial data all at once.
5 studies for inclusion narrowed down with this tool.
Evidence Analysis/ Summary Tool
Evidence Critique Tool
Workplace violence: Serious nursing issue
International, non-gender, all races
Increase in violence trends
Plethora of factors
Up to 74% of all healthcare employees (Thackery, 1987 p. 57)
Stressors overcome coping ability
Economic factors increase patient-nurse ratios
Currently reactively based
Knowledge Gaps :
Interventional effectiveness of alternative methods
Preventative Control Methods
The purpose of this study is to explore alternative methods to control violence and compare these methods to current policy and standards of care, in the management of aggression in the hospital setting, that would benefit all parties involved.
Purpose of the Project
A standard of definitions need to be developed.
Standardized up to date instruments of violence assessment need to be developed, and validated.
Study duplicability and transferability need high priority in design process.
More high quality studies need to be undertaken on this subject.
A muti-step systematic violence assessment and intervention model for all hospital settings needs creation and implementation.
What did we learn from this project?
How to work together as a team to analyze articles and research data
Teamwork is a big part in preventing workplace violence and avoiding harm
Workplace violence is a problem and should be in the back of all healthcare worker's minds.
Workplace violence is something that can be avoided with proper knowledge and awareness.
Conduct the post-survey.
The IOWA model
Incorporates evidence based practice
Help identify problem-focused trigger/knowledge-focused trigger
Identify research evidence for clinical practice change
Highlights considering the entire healthcare system
Research within settings guiding practice decisions
Implement change & Monitor the outcomes
(Dontje, 2007, p.1)
Allen, D., & Tynan, H. (2000). Responding to Aggressive Behavior: Impact of Training on Staff
Members Knowledge and Confidence.
Mental Retardation, 38
(2), 97-104. Retrieved from ebscohost.com database.
Arnetz, J. E., & Arnetz, B. B. (2000). Implementation and evaluation of a practical intervention
programme for dealing with violence towards health care workers.
Journal of Advanced Nursing, 31
(3), 668-680. Retrieved from ebscohost.com database.
Dontje, K. J., 2007. Evidence-based practice: Understanding the process.
Disclosures Topics in
Advanced Practice Nursing eJournal, 7
(4). Retrieved from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/56 7786_4
Hahn, S., Zeller, A., Needham, I., Kok, G., Dassen, T., & Halfens, R. J. (2008). Patient and visitor
violence in general hospitals: A systematic review of the literature.
Aggression and Violent Behavior, 13
Kate, K., Chiung-Jung, W., & M., C. A. (2010). Interventions for preventing and managing Patients
Admitted to an Acute Hospital Setting: a Systematic Review.
Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
, p. 1-28. Retrieved from ebscohost.com database.
Matrin, T., & Daffern, M. (2006). Clinical perceptions of personal safety and confidence to
manage inpatient aggression in a forensic psychiatry setting.
Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health Nursing, 13
Polit, D., & Beck, C. (2014).
Essentials of nursing research: Appraising evidence for
(8 ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Thackrey, M. (1987). Clinician confidence in coping with patient aggression: Assessment and
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 18
Independent Variable (IV)
-Effective violence reduction techniques
Dependent Variable (DV)
-Healthcare worker harm
IV and DV
Review of literature for best evidence
Management of aggression in the hospital
1 RCS, 2 systematic reviews
1 pivotal instrument design
1 mixed method, 1 qualitative study
Judith Arnetz randomized control study
Practical intervention program dealing with violence
Violence Incident Form (VIF) event registration method (Arnetz, 2000 p.670)
Group staff analysis and debriefing
1203/1560(77%) returned surveys (Arnetz, 2000 p.671).
The VIF form Cronbach's alpha of 0.80 (Arnetz, 2000 p.671)
Sabine Hahn systematic review of literature
patient visitor violence in general hospital
26 crossectional retrospective
14 investigative experiences
6 medical doctor experiences
6 focused on all health care staff (Hahn, 2008 p.14).
Systematic reviews hold generally the highest validity and reliability ratings.
David Allen qualitative study
Impact of training on knowledge and confidence.
Pre/post training questionnaire,(Allen, 2000 p.99)
Instrument: modified (Thackery, 1987).
Cronbach's alpha of 0.88 ,(Allen, 2000 p.100).
T. Martin, mixed method study
safety and confidence to manage patient aggression (Martin, 2006)
survey staff training and confidence correspondence (Martin, 2006 p.92)
Instrument: modified Thackery (1987)
Psychometric properties questionnaire unknown, first application (Martin, 2006 p.92).
Kate Kynoch, Systematic review
Interventions for preventing and managing aggressive patients, (Kynoch, 2010)
5 stage process narrowed 954 studies to19, (Kynoch, 2010 p.6)
Further narrowed by two independent reviewers
Using standardized critical appraisal instrument, Joanna Briggs Institute, (Kynoch, 2010 p.6)
10 studies for inclusion and review, (Kynoch, 2010 p.6)
Systematic reviews have highest validity and reliability
Results and Analysis
Results and Analysis Study 1
Judith Arnetz, Randomized Control Study
Intervention Program for Dealing with Violence
Chi-square, ANOVA, and programs BMDP (1993), and SPSS (1995) (Arnetz, 2000 p.671).
Baseline= 83% exposed to violence at work, (Arnetz, 2000 p.671)
684 VIF incidents registered (Arnetz, 2000 p.672).
Follow up survey response 82% intervention groups (Arnetz, 2000 p.672)
77% felt workplaces had better managing violent incidents, (Arnetz, 2000 p.673)
Results and Analysis
Sabine Hahn systematic review
Patient visitor violence in general hospital
Healthcare employees, high risk for experiencing violence, (Hahn, 2008 p.15).
11/31 studies: minimal/no definition of violence, (Hahn, 2008 p.14).
54% of ICU nurses experienced violence, (Hahn, 2008 p.16).
Unclear about shift/time relationship, (Hahn, 2008 p.17).
Patients aggressive during first 2-3 days, (Hahn, 2008 p.17)
Categorically, nurse = highest risk, (Hahn, 2008 p17)
Occupational Therapists, Laboratory Technicians, Physical Therapists, Midwives < risks, (Hahn, 2008 p.18).
Results and Analysis Study 3
David Allen studied staff responce to aggression ,(Allen, 2000)
Implications of training on knowledge & confidence ,(Allen, 2000)
Aggression pre/post training confidence were 49.7 and 74.5 respectively,(Allen, 2000 p.101).
Results and Analysis Study 4
T. Martin conducted safety/confidence to manage patient aggression (Martin, 2006)
Aggression management training provided confidence with aggressive clients (Martin, 2006)
Proactive strategies de-escalated aggression (Martin, 2006 p.96
Availability of adequate staff/Teamwork (Martin, 2006 p.96
Electronic duress response system (Martin, 2006 p.96
Environment and building design (Martin, 2006 p.96
Experience and skill of clinicians (Martin, 2006 p.96
Results and Analysis Study 5
Kate Kynoch's, Systematic review
Interventions preventing and managing aggressive patients, (Kynoch, 2010)
Overall low rate of minor complications, (Kynoch, 2010 p.20
(6)Chemical restraint studies revealed Droperidol/Midazolam faster sedation, (Kynoch, 2010 p.19)
No gold standard rapid tranquillization in psych/ED, (Kynoch, 2010 p.22)
No studies of sufficient quality evaluated multiple interventions for aggression management, (Kynoch, 2010 p.21)
No studies investigated acute care settings, (Kynoch, 2010 p.21).
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Violence on Healthcare Workers