Local 5105 Education Dinner and General Meeting - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Local 5105 Education Dinner and General Meeting

Program title: Tools to Minimize Violence Risk in Healthcare

Presenter: Ellie Barbarash- MS, CPEA, HPAE Health/Safety and Education Coordinator

You can register on-line here.

Fueled by understaffing, healthcare consolidation and the opioid epidemic, workplace violence against healthcare and social service employees is rising exponentially each year, with nurses and behavioral health workers experiencing levels of violence on par with prison guards and police. This double workshop will focus both on strategies to protect yourself and on identifying institutional, systemic causes and solutions to workplace violence in healthcare.
2.0 contact hours will be awarded

Leaner outcomes:

  • Will review recent upward trends in workplace violence in healthcare; including risk factors for workplace violence.
  • Will learn personal de-escalation techniques and strategies to minimize violence; focusing on employer best practices and safety management plans; effective documentation, OSHA regulatory help and union activism.
  • Training program will also provide Homeland Security recommendations for survival in the event of an Active Shooter in a healthcare setting.


  • 4:45 pm Registration
  • 5:15 pm Dinner
  • 5:30 pm Speaker presentation
  • 7:30 pm Membership meeting

The speakers have nothing to disclose; there are no conflicts of interest, sponsorship, or financial/commercial support being supplied for these activities. Workshops are based on best practices that acknowledge and respect the needs of victims from diverse populations.

Health Professionals and Allied Employees is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation. Provider Number P94-1/18-21