RN Practice Resources
Centers for Disease Control Free Continuing Education:
Participants will learn how to recognize the key elements of a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program, how organizational systems impact workplace violence, how to apply individual strategies, and develop skills for preventing and responding to workplace violence. The course is divided into 13 units, with each unit taking about 15 minutes to complete. Earn up to 2.6 contact hours.
From AHRQ, Handbook covering a wide range of issues and literature on patient safety and quality health care. Offers insight into factors that determine the quality and safety of health care as well as patient, nurse, and systems outcomes.
Developed for Veterans Affairs Hospitals to use to review inpatient mental health units for environmental hazards. The purpose is to identify and abate environmental hazards that could increase the chance of patient suicide or self-harm. The checklist has been used in all VA mental health units since October 2007.
ANA Position Statement:
Articulates the American Nurses Association (ANA) position with regard to individual and shared roles and responsibilities of registered nurses and employers to create and sustain a culture of respect, free of incivility, bullying and workplace violence.
Click here to access the eBook, available to APNA members as a feature of membership.
An online self-paced program that provides 15 hours of continuing nursing education and assists RNs in acquiring evidence based knowledge and skills that are foundational to providing psychiatric mental health nursing care.
SAMHSA's national registry of evidence-based practices and programs
National Guideline Clearinghouse
From the US Department of Health and Human Services, a searchable database of US and Canada national guidelines/standards of care.
Free tool used measure of the negative and positive affects of helping others who experience suffering and trauma. The ProQOL has sub-scales for compassion satisfaction, burnout and compassion fatigue.