Workplace Violence Education

Workplace Violence Education 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sponsored by HPP (In Person Meeting - Free to All)

This training is funded through an Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) grant CFDA#93.889 to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) in collaboration with the Mississippi Hospital Association-Health, Education, and Research Foundation.

Social Work and Nursing Home Administrator credits have been approved for this program.


Escalation Awareness | 9-11 a.m.

This session will address methods to improve situational awareness and recognize escalating behavior before violence occurs.
Describe and detect signs of escalating behavior prior to violence.
Develop protocols for responding to and de-escalating pre-violence behaviors.

BREAK 11:11:15 p.m.

Mitigation Strategies | 11:15-11:45 a.m.

This session will review strategies and practical methods to mitigate the impact of violence. This includes improvements to the physical environment, identification and response procedures.
Discuss awareness of environmental and procedural mitigation strategies.

LUNCH 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Prevention Practices | 12:30-1:30 p.m.

This session will focus on practical, realistic and effective protocols to prevent and deter violence.
Describe realistic protocols to prevent and deter violence.

Risk Evaluation and Gap Measurement | 1:30-2:15 p.m.

This session will review methods to evaluate work environments for the risk of workplace violence, and track, analyze and evaluate the data.
Learn deployable methods of evaluating the risk of workplace violence in different health care settings.

BREAK 2:15-2:30 p.m. 

Self Defense and Myths | 2:30-3:00 p.m.

This session will review different training methods and their application to health care environments.
Decide what training methods work for specifc environments.

Reducing Point-of-care Violence | 3:00-4:00 p.m.

This session will describe protocols to deter and reduce violence at the bedside.
Learn effective methods to reduce and prevent violence at the bedside.


Michael Dunning established The Healthcare Security Consulting Group to help hospitals and other health care facilities create safer environments. Before starting his company, he was vice president of health care operations for the world’s largest security services company. Dunning was the subject-matter expert for health care security operations, supplying oversight for the security programs in more than 800 hospitals and 4,000 health care facilities in the United States and Canada. Dunning is a recognized security and emergency management expert with certifications from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, the Medical College of Georgia and the International Association for Emergency Managers. He holds an associate degree in law enforcement from The Community College of the Air Force, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in emergency management from Jacksonville State University. Dunning is a published author and recently published “Workplace Violence in Healthcare: An Evidenced-Based, Holistic Approach to Reducing Workplace Violence.” He presents at many conferences about preventing workplace violence, bettering your security and safety programs and preparing your security program for accreditation.

12/6/2023 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Standard Time
Mississippi Hospital Association 116 Woodgreen Crossing Madison, MS 39110 UNITED STATES

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