Predicting, Assessing & Responding to Violent and Challenging Behaviour (PART)
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Predicting, Assessing & Responding to Violent and Challenging Behaviour (PART)

Presenter Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Consultant - The Nurses for Nurses Network

Cheryl Dezotti is a Director and a Nurse Education Consultant at the Nurses for Nurses Network. Cheryl co-created and administers this Network to provide an online platform for Nurses to meet their continuing professional development requirements. She is also the editor, and major contributor, of the Nursing News Blog associated with this Network.

Cheryl has worked extensively in the field of healthcare over the last 30 years. She has worked as a Clinician, Nurse Manager, Senior Executive Manager, and Education Consultant. Cheryl continues to work in the health care industry through her involvement in wound care management. Cheryl is acutely aware of the challengies face by Nursing staff on a daily basis. 

As an author, Cheryl’s aim is to provide the reader information that can be easily and practically applied in the clinical setting. As a presenter, Cheryl is known for her ability to deliver the complexities of wound management in a straight forward and easily understood format that allows attendees to easily apply the content to their individual clinical practice.

Cheryl’s aim is to make a difference to the recipients of health care and she believes that a positive outcome for the patient can only be achieved if Nurses keep up to date with best practice guidelines and their practical application in the workplace.

Course Content

Nurses have the right to work in a safe and healthy work environment free from violence and aggression.

Occupational violence and aggression is an incident in which an employee is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances arising out of, or during the course of, their work and includes:  verbal, physical or psychological abuse;  threats or other intimidating behaviours;  physical attacks, such as hitting, pinching or scratching and aggravated assault.

This webinar explores the ways that Nurses can predict, assess and respond to violence, aggression and challenging behaviours in the workplace.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the two types of work-related violence, external and service related violence
  • Learn ways to  assess a situation and determine the best response/management strategy 
  • Become familiar with practical action you can take to maintain your personal safety
  • Explore ways to minimise the risks associated with  violent and challenging behaviour in the workplace