Workplace Violence: It’s NOT part of the job

Recently, we’ve explored how violence can affect our patients. Now, let’s how explore how we as emergency medicine providers are affected by violence in our own department. In part I of this two part series, we talk with UC Davis ED Charge Nurse and Assistant Nurse Manager, Brian Stroben, about workplace violence – what it is, how it affects us, and some things we can do to mitigate risk and keep our teams safe. 

Have you had a personal experience with workplace violence in your ED? Share your experience with us on social media, @empulsepodcast, or through our website,

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Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Brian Stroben, Charge Nurse and Assistant Nurse Manager in the UC Davis Department of Emergency  Medicine


Understanding Agitation: De-escalation video by Dr. Scott Zeller

Violence in the Emergency Department: Resources for a Safer Workplace – from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

Violence and it’s Impact on the Emergency Nurse – Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Position Statement

Stene J, Larson E, Levy M, Dohlman M. Workplace violence in the emergency department: giving staff the tools and support to report. Perm J. 2015;19(2):e113-e117. doi:10.7812/TPP/14-187


Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

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