June 28, 2018
Breakfast & registration: 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Maryland Hospital Association & the Maryland Nurses Association is offering a Workplace Violence Summit for interested participants to learn from national experts and discuss shared strategies on violence prevention programs in health care facilities. The summit will feature facilitated discussions of workplace safety issues including: employee resiliency, security protocols, and creating a culture of safety.

Who should attend?
  • Health care practitioners (nurses, physicians, etc.)
  • Health care facility security and administrative staff (hospital, long-term care, physician ambulatory practices, etc.)
  • Law enforcement
  • State officials
The forum will be held at:

BWI Airport Marriott
1743 West Nursery Road
Linthicum, MD  21090
Please direct questions to Patricia Ross at pross@mhaonline.org or at 410-379-6200.
To register for the forum, please complete the form below

* 1. First Name

* 2. Last Name

* 3. Job Title

* 5. Email Address

* 6. Phone Number


Attendees will have the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions.  Please pick three from the following five sessions you are interested in attending:

"Armed! Are you Ready?" Active Assailant Training Strategy
There are times when verbal altercations can escalate to an active shooter or active assailant situation. This session will highlight that strategy employed by the Baltimore Washington Medical Center to train providers and staff how to react when a critical event happens in their facility.

Behavioral Emergency Response Teams (BERT)
Learning from the success of rapid response teams, the University of Maryland Medical Center developed a Behavioral Rapid Response Team to provide immediate response to a patient or visitor displaying disruptive behaviors and a consultative resource utilized when mental health behaviors present in acute-care settings. This session will focus on the implementation of BERT and key learnings to consider.

Crisis Prevention and Management - Best Practices from Inpatient Psychiatric Units
The Johns Hopkins Health System has implemented a public health framework to develop crisis prevention and management strategies first in inpatient psychiatric units. This session will focus on a variety of tools and strategies which have proven to be best practices for identifying situations with the potential for escalation and deescalating situations when necessary.

Rolling Out Resiliency: Quick Tools for Reigniting Your Team
Resiliency is a critical skill for health care staff, clinical and non-clinical alike, to develop and use. This interactive session will incorporate research from Dr. Bryan Sexton of Duke University and define five resiliency tools to better handle challenges and strengthen your team's ability to cope individually and collectively. This results in increased morale, teamwork, and overall engagement within your department and organization.

Caring for the Caregiver
This session will focus on one hospital's experience with Caring for the Caregiver, a program designed to help organizations provide immediate, confidential "psychological first aid" and emotional support to "second victims." Caring for the Caregiver relies on peer responders to provide support to their fellow workers to enable caregivers to continue to thrive.

* 8. Please pick three of the breakout sessions you would be interested in attending: