Effective January 1, 2022, The Joint Commission is introducing new and revised workplace violence requirements applicable to acute and critical access hospitals. The purpose of these new standards is to create a framework to guide hospitals in developing a strong violence prevention program. The agency calls for more education and better training conducted more often, improved data collection for more thorough monitoring, and an organization-wide commitment to a culture of safety. Also included are updates to the Sentinel Event Policy to further define a workplace-violence event and clarify event-specific examples.

This program will cover The Joint Commission’s accreditation changes and discuss resources to help hospitals comply with the new standards including:

  • Defining workplace violence
  • Identifying effects of workplace violence on health care staff
  • Improving patient and worker safety
  • Developing strong workplace-violence prevention systems
  • Implementing leadership oversight for the program
  • Monitoring conditions in the environment
  • Analyzing, tracking, and trending data
  • Implementing post-incident strategies
  • Implementing staff training and education


  • Understand how workplace violence can impact staff
  • Identify factors that can contribute to workplace violence in a health care setting
  • Understand the key components of an effective workplace violence-prevention program
  • Recall The Joint Commission’s new and revised accreditation standards related to workplace violence
  • Recall prevention strategies for workplace violence in hospitals


Lisa DiBlasi Moorehead, EdD, MSN, RN, CENP, CJCP, associate nurse executive, accreditation and certification operations, The Joint Commission. Dr. DiBlasi Moorehead resides and is licensed as a registered nurse in Alabama. She holds a master’s degree in nursing science from the University of Louisville and a doctorate in leadership education from Spalding University. Dr. DiBlasi Moorehead has been employed by The Joint Commission since 2010. She is currently Associate Nurse Executive. Previously she served as a surveyor in the hospital accreditation program as well as field director for the hospital, critical access hospital, and nursing care center accreditation programs. Prior to joining The Joint Commission, Dr. DiBlasi Moorehead was responsible for accreditation and regulatory compliance and related performance improvement activities for individual hospitals and health systems. Related areas of responsibility have included adult and pediatric acute care, adult skilled care, behavior health services, women’s services, and ambulatory care. She has also held leadership positions in nursing, advanced practice, and education among others during over 35 years in healthcare. Dr. DiBlasi Moorehead has held certifications in critical care nursing, healthcare quality, and as a clinical nurse specialist. She currently is certified as an executive in nursing practice and as a Joint Commission professional.

Who should attend

This program is designed for anyone involved in implementing and following the Joint Commission workplace-violence standards for hospitals, including Joint Commission coordinators, quality improvement staff, chief nursing officers, patient safety officers, staff educators, chief medical officers, all nurses with direct patient care, nurse managers and supervisors, nursing directors, ED nurses, policy and procedure teams, compliance officers, risk managers, and security officers.

Continuing education

As an ABMS Portfolio Program Sponsor, MHA can help attending physicians and physician assistants receive continuing certification (MOC) credit from their respective specialty board for work related to opioid stewardship, including participation in this webinar.

This program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for a total of one contact hour.


  • $49 per person for MHA member hospitals and health systems
  • $59 per person for associate members
  • $99 per person for nonmembers

Registration deadline

Please register by 12:00 p.m. on the day before the webinar to ensure timely delivery of access instructions.

Approximately four business days before the web conference, you will receive an email that contains instructions for connecting. Advance registration is required to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

If you do not receive an email prior to the program with web-conference details, please contact Kimberley Huntington at Contact Us to confirm your registration.

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When and Where
  • 10/14/2021 11:30 AM CDT
  • 10/14/2021 12:30 PM CDT
  • Zoom Meeting