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Workplace Violence Prevention for Post-Acute Care

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


  • Includes both morning and afternoon sessions, a continental breakfast, and a boxed lunch
  • Includes on the morning session through 11:45 AM
  • Includes the Afternoon Session from 1 PM through 4:30 PM

Registration is closed

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.

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