Improving Risk Assessment and Management of Violence
The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 5.0 MOC Section 3 Self-Assessment hours (credits are automatically tripled in MAINPORT). This Assessment program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 5.0 Mainpro+ Assessment credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.
Family physicians, specialists and other health care professionals
- Describe violence risk assessment principles, concepts and processes
- Perform a violence risk assessment with a patient
- Describe your legal obligations and practice imperatives with respect to potentially violent patients
- Describe clinical interaction and interviewing techniques for promoting a safe, productive dialogue with potentially violent patients
- Observe a video interview of a potentially violent patient using specific techniques and strategies
- Describe violence risk management principles and strategies
- Implement a violence risk management plan, including a framework of 8 questions, to manage potential violence risk with patients
- Describe the effects of violence on the patient and others following a violent incident
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