Wine and Wisdom: Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Please join us for our Wine and Wisdom Event on May 2nd at The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center at Georgetown University!

Workplace violence is widespread in healthcare, with up to 95 percent of emergency room nurses experiencing at least one violent incident in their career. While violence does happen, and at a much higher rate than other industries, it is not part of the job. Everyone deserves to feel safe when they come to work. Solving workplace violence in healthcare will require coordinate effort, training, and care for our caregivers.

About the MedStar Institute for Innovation:

The mission of MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) is to catalyze innovation that advances health by thinking differently. MI2 encompasses the National Center for Human Factors in Health, the MedStar Simulation and Training Lab (SiTEL), and the Influence Center. The QIPS Council has partnered with human factors, simulation, and influence specialists to design a unique and interactive workplace violence simulation event with standardized patients.

Join us to learn how to recognize verbal escalation, tips for de-escalation, and discuss what to do after a violent incident occurs.

We hope to see you there!

MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety (MIQS):

At the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety, a team of leaders in quality, safety, and patient engagement is devoted to supporting the MedStar Health quality and safety mission through synergistic interaction with our partners at the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2); MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI); National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare; and MedStar’s Simulation, Training & Education Lab (SiTEL). The MIQS Mission is shaped by the Quadruple Aim — Better Care, Better Health in Communities, Lower Costs, and Healthcare Workforce Support — and our priority areas of action and Centers of Expertise are built to address the related needs, which are:

  • Patient Safety Innovation and Education
  • Improving Health Care Diagnosis
  • Open and Honest Communication to advance Transparency, Trust and Healing
  • Patient and Family Engagement in Improvement Work
  • Caring for Our Caregivers
  • Spread of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery


5:30 to 6 PM – Wine and Food Reception in the West Reception Lobby (directly outside of Salon BG)

6:00 to 6:15 PM – QIPS Council Welcome and Introductory Statements

6:15 to 6:45 PM – Introduction to Workplace Violence Presentation

6:45 to 7:15 PM – Interactive Escalation and De-Escalation Simulation Scenario with Standardized Patients

7:15 to 8:00 PM – Workplace Violence Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

8:00 to 8:30 PM – Networking and Close of Event

Location and Parking:

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, Salon BG

3800 Reservoir Road, Washington D.C., 20007

The best parking option is in the Leavey Center Garage within the Leavey Center and adjacent to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.


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