Lateral Violence and Helping to Foster a Healthy Work Environment

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Claiming CME/CE Credits

To receive CME/CE credits, participants must review the program materials in their entirety and complete the online post examination and evaluation with a score of 70% or better.

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General System and Internet Requirements:  Speakers or Headphones, High Speed Internet connection, Wireless 3G and 4G.
Web browsers: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher and Chrome.

Operating Systems:  Windows 2000 or higher, (MS Surface and other MS mobile devices compatible), MAC OSX 10.3 or higher, Mac iOS 5.0 or higher (iPad, iPhone compatible), Android 4.3 or higher (most Android mobile devices compatible).

Effective Date: January 1, 2019
Expiration Date: January 1, 2020
Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual Voice-Over with Slides
Maximum Credits:1.0 Nursing Contact Hour
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

The purpose of this course is to reflect on the current work environment, identify opportunities for improvements, and learn ways to promote a healthy workplace.

Participants will gain knowledge through improved communication, an environment that fosters inclusion and mutual support, and examine evidence-based practices that are within the control of the bedside nurse with the support of strong, caring nursing leadership.

Outcome Objectives

Upon completion of this learning activity, participants will:

  1. Report increased knowledge in techniques that improve work relationships to foster an improved working environment.
  2. Report their intent to change their practice to include techniques that improve interpersonal wellness and mutual support

Target Audience

This program is intended for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals.

Presented by

Ecoee Rooney, DNP, RN-BC, SANE-A Ecoee Rooney, DNP, RN-BC, SANE-A
Continuing Education Manager
International Association of Forensic Nursing
Internal Consultant, Ochsner Health System

Ecoee believes that nurses should work to the full scope of their practice, supported by strong and compassionate leaders, healthy work environments, and using evidence-based, standardized nursing practice.  She identifies what she refers to as “the heart failure of healthcare” as the unaddressed and unmitigated work stress that results in compassion fatigue, decreased engagement, and variations in quality and outcomes.  She is a locally, regionally, and nationally sought-after speaker on topics including leadership, healthy work environments, compassion fatigue, vulnerable populations, and was most recently selected to present a workshop on Recovering from Conflict and Trauma for a group of Syrian visitors here through the International Visitor Leadership Program through the U.S. Department of State by World Learning, in New Orleans, LA.

Ecoee holds her Doctor of Nursing Practice Student from Southeastern Louisiana University, a Master of Science in Nursing Degree from Loyola University New Orleans, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Women's Studies from Loyola University New Orleans and an Associate Degree in Nursing from the Delgado Charity School of Nursing. 

Ecoee worked with victims of crime from 2000-2013 in the role of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (Adult/Adolescent), with victims of trauma since 1999 as an Emergency Department Nurse and with people with disabilities from 1996-2009. She has worked in Nursing Professional Development since 2002, and has served in a nursing leadership role since 2003.

Ecoee served as the Chair for the Rape Crisis Network of New Orleans from 2005 - 2007 and was instrumental in serving to reconnect and rebuild sexual assault forensic services and networks in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She served as the Statewide Coordinator for SANE in 2007 and was selected as a host for the first Regional SANE Statewide Coordinators Meeting, a project supported by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Ecoee created the first annual Louisiana SANE Conference, providing continuing nursing education for regional SANEs featuring nationally known speakers in 2005.  She has been a member of the American Nurses Association since 1999.  She has been a member of the Association of Nurses in Professional Development since 2003.  She has been a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses since 2000 and has served in numerous roles supporting the organization from Awards Committee Chair, webinar speaker, and consultant.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the Foundation for Care Management (FCM) to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. FCM requires everyone in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant financial conflicts of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity and having occurred within the last 12 months. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by FCM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the material or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care.

“A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.”



Ecoee Rooney, DNP has no financial interest in any of the products or manufacturers mentioned.

FCM’s Planning Committee:

Ecoee Rooney, DNP Content Expert, Elizabeth York, FNP Lead Nurse Planner and Mary Corry RN, Nurse Planner has no financial interest in any of the products or manufacturers mentioned.


CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement: The Foundation for Care Management is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division (WMSD), Approver of Continuing Nursing Education an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission (ANCC) on Accreditation.

Method of Participation/Criteria for Success

To receive CME/CE credits, participants must review the program materials in their entirety and complete the online post examination and evaluation with a score of 70% or better. A statement of credit will be available for printing upon successful completion.

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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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