Rooted in Strength: Strategies for Stopping Lateral Violence

Author(s): Clevenger Kay

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Beacon, Healthy Work Environment

Role: Manager, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Lateral violence is an act of aggression perpetrated by one colleague toward another. The detrimental impact on the individual, the team and the work environment can have serious consequences for patient safety. This session identifies multiple strategies to prevent and stop lateral violence. The strategies correlate to four of AACN’s HWE Standards: Skilled Communication, True Collaboration, Meaningful Recognition and Authentic Leadership.


  • Explain how lateral violence manifests itself in the nursing profession.
  • Discuss evidence-based methods of negotiating conflict-laden situations.
  • Identify strategies to intervene in lateral violence—whether you are the victim or a bystander.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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