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    • Tuesday, June 13, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Meeting House - 5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia, MD 21045

    Expand your workplace violence preparedness,
    knowledge and skills

    This program will better equip home health, hospice, and home care providers to prepare and respond before, during, and after a workplace violence (WPV) incident.


    • How to distinguish between a potential and an actual threat.
    • The impact and benefit of effective policies, training, tools, and education on the prevention and positive outcome of an incident.
    • How to develop a mindset to navigate incidents safely.


    • How to implement safety tactics, (i.e. de-escalation), training, and technologies to support employee/employer safety.


    • Understand the different methods to report incidents.
    • The importance to debrief with your team after an incident.

    Registration Information

    • This program is complimentary to home and community based health care providers.
    • Registration is required.
    • Attendees can register for either or both the morning and afternoon session.
    • Capacity is limited to 90 people.


    • 8:30 AM - Registration Opens, we will offer a continental breakfast
    • 9:00 AM - Welcome
    • 9:15 AM - Morning Session: Workplace Violence Tabletop Exercise led by Diane Link
    • 12:00 PM - Katana Safety Presentation
    • 12:30 PM-  Lunch provided
    • 1:00 PM - Afternoon Session: De-escalation, Personal Safety and Active assailant training led by MPO Allen Perry
    • 4:00 PM - Wrap-Up & Conclusion

    Morning Session - Workplace Violence Tabletop Exercise. This session will meet federal certification requirements,and participants will receive an after action report. The content of this session will be geared to , Clinical, HR, Educators, and Other Administrative Staff.

    Description: We will introduce a scenario that will challenge your response to a family member voicing escalating threats during a home health visit; work as a group to discuss how to identify potential or actual threats; report potential issues; respond to the threat; and meet the care needs of the patient. Bring your current Workplace Violence Policies with you as we will discuss how additional training, education, and reporting can prepare staff for a workplace violence incident.

    BONUS: Continuing Education Credits (3 hrs total) will be offered to Registered Nurses (RN's) and Licensed Professional Nurses (LPN's) who attend this session and complete it's associated tabletop activity in it's entirety.

    About our Presenter: CEO of Link Healthcare Advantage, Diane Link, is a Registered Nurse who holds a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration. She has over 30 years of home health and hospice experience including field nurse, quality assurance, clinical manager, executive director of home health/hospice, accreditation surveyor and director of clinical consulting for leading home care consulting agency.


    Between the Sessions - Attendees can enjoy a box lunch sponsored by Katana Safety

    Description: While enjoying your boxed lunch, Katana Safety will present Home Care Safety Best Practices, Lone Worker, Safety Policies, and New Technology to keep home care professionals safe.

    About our Presenter: Katana Safety is a Provider of Lone Workforce Safety Solutions. Their patented technology known as the "KATANA Safety Solution" is a on-demand personal security system that connects users to trained professionals, who support them during and after vulnerable situations and emergencies that may take place in the workplace.

    Visit with us - Volunteers from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma will be on hand to provide you with valuable information.

    Description: Attendees will learn about the available Stop the Bleed Training Courses led by Volunteers from R Adams Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and explore contents of available "Trauma Kits".

    About our Presenter: Stop the Bleed is a National Campaign led by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. They lead the effort to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations.


    Afternoon Session - De-escalation, Personal Safety, and Active Assailant Training. This session is geared towards the audience above and also direct care staff.

    Description: Learn how to distinguish between behavior that supports personal safety versus the potential to compromise personal safety. This presentation will include: strengthening situational awareness skills; the efficacy of de-escalation; and how to develop a mindset to safely navigate potentially violent and/or active-assailant (shooter) incidents.

    About Our Presenter: Master Police Officer (MPO) Allen Perry is a committed law enforcement and public safety professional with over 21 years of experience with the Virginia Beach Police Department. His diverse knowledge, advanced training, and commitment has empowered the communities he serves.

Past events

Tuesday, April 04, 2023 Workplace Violence Prevention for Home Care Professionals (Managers/Administrators)
Thursday, October 20, 2022 Shots Fired: Reducing the Impact of Firearm Violence
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 MD EPN Table Top Exercise: Cyber Security_Operation Locked Out
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 MD EPN Webinar_Disaster Preparedness for the LGBTQ+ Community
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 MD EPN Webinar_Consideration for the LGBTQ+ in Your Organization's/Community's Emergency Planning and Disaster Response
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Training Workshop: How to Increase Caregiver Vaccine Uptake
Thursday, June 17, 2021 Assessing and Addressing Mental Health Needs of Older Adults Living Independently and Supporting Their In-Home Caregivers During COVID
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Training Workshop: How to Increase Caregiver Vaccine Uptake
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 Training Workshop: How to Increase Caregiver Vaccine Uptake
Thursday, May 27, 2021 COVID Vaccines: The Impact on Infection Prevention and Control in Home Care
Thursday, April 29, 2021 Addressing Common COVID Vaccine Misconceptions Among Caregivers
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Increasing COVID Vaccine Confidence through Caregiver Engagement
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Use of Incident Command System/Consensus Team During an Event
Thursday, February 18, 2021 Tempus Labs COVID-19 Testing Information Session
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 Tempus Labs COVID-19 Testing Information Session
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 COVID-19 and Infection Control - Breaking the Chain and What’s New
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 TODAY: CNA views on the vaccine and how CNAs can protect patients from COVID outside of work (EPN COVID-19 webinar series)
Monday, December 21, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar Series: Aerosols & COVID - What Home Care Clinicians Need to Know
Thursday, December 17, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar Series: Caring for the Caregiver-A CNA’s Perspective
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar: Caring for Older Adults with COVID in the Home - Garnering Community Support
Thursday, December 10, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar: Post-COVID Clinical Considerations in the Home
Friday, December 04, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar: Understanding Mental Distress Among Children Receiving Homecare during COVID-19
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar: Stress Management for Homecare Clinicians During COVID
Thursday, November 19, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar #10: Dealing with Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults During COVID-19
Thursday, November 12, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar #7: PPE - Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine!
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar #6: Pressure Injuries during COVID-19 - Prevention and Management
Thursday, August 20, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar Series: #5-Dementia Symptom Assessment and Management During Lockdown
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 COVID Compliance, Audits & After Action Reports
Thursday, August 13, 2020 COVID-19 WEBINAR SERIES #4: COVID-19 & Chronic Conditions at Home: Looking Through Two Lenses
Thursday, July 23, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar #3 - Understanding N95 & Other Respirator Fit Testing for Home Care
Thursday, July 16, 2020 COVID-19 WEBINAR SERIES: #2-COVID-19 Misinformation - What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 COVID-19 WEBINAR SERIES: #1-PPE for Home-Based Care - It's NOT Easy!
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 COVID-19 Situational Awareness: Impact on for Home Care and Hospice
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 Active Shooter Response Training
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 Active Shooter Response Training
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