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Welcome to the Safety and Professionalism in Community-Based Nursing Practice Course

The Safety and Professionalism in Community-based Nursing Practice course uses a variety of content formats to describe the importance of and provide strategies for effective communication and maintaining professionalism to promote safety while working in the community. Appendix 1 provides further resources for trainers for incorporation of virtual educational resources into the design of transition to practice efforts to enhance the learner experience.

The Safety and Professionalism in Community-Based Nursing course is divided into 3 sections, with a quiz following each section. The sections are divided as follows: 1) Introduction, 2) Professionalism, and 3) Communication, with an optional appendix with further resources for trainers.

Safety and Professionalism in Community-Based Nursing Practice - Objectives

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  1. Review the scope and impact of workplace violence in community-based care
  2. Identify tips for staying safe in community-based settings
  3. Identify potentially dangerous situations in the community
  4. Utilize safe care practices
  5. Recognize unprofessional behavior and key characteristics of professionalism in community-based settings
  6. Utilize effective communication strategies
  7. Recognize signs of escalation
  8. Apply de-escalation techniques

100% of participants will pass a post test after each section with a cumulative quiz score of 84% or higher demonstrating knowledge of appropriate communication techniques and behavior.

About the Author

Dr. Michelle Aebersold is a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Information and an XR Faculty Innovator in Residence. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Dr. Aebersold has extensive experience in using a variety of simulation learning methods including Extended Realities to improve the care of patients through caregiver education and training. She has worked on a grant-funded projects using immersive virtual reality for training in cardiac arrest leaders and teams, practice readiness, oncology safety, and multidisciplinary collaboration to improve healthcare.

Dr. Aebersold has numerous publications, presents on a variety of topics and is often an invited speaker at international, regional, and local conferences. She consults with nursing schools around improving their simulation programs, developing virtual educational assets and other projects.

Nursing Designation

A total of 1.00 Nursing contact hours have been awarded for this activity by the Michigan Public Health Institute – Continuing Education Solutions (MPHI CES 1043119-2023, 101043121-2024).

Michigan Public Health Institute-Continuing Education Solutions (MPHI-CES) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Louisiana State Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.