Regional Director Event

IONL Regions 1A, 2A, and 2B Event

Being Pre-Active: Situational Awareness and Threat Assessment
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 6:00 – 8:00pm

Lewis University, Oak Brook Campus
1111 W. 22nd Street, Suite 700

Cost: $25 Members/Non-Members
(includes dinner)


To provide the nurse leader with information and tools to use with their staff to identify potentially threatening situations before they escalate.

Program Objectives

  • Provide an overview of current trends in the prevention of healthcare workplace violence
  • Identify cues that alert the nurse before a potential situation escalates
  • Utilize tools and practices that will defuse a potentially threatening situation and protect others
  • Discuss the role of the nurse leader and nurse with regard to pre-empting and handling potential threatening situations


6:00 - 6:10pm Welcome and Introductions

6:10 - 7:30 Panel discussion

    Current Trends in Addressing Workplace Safety - Jerry Glotzer, System Director Environment of Care & Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Presence Health

    Behavioral Health Insights: Identifying Potential Situations and Personalities That May be Prone to be Involved in Volatile Situations - Dan Rakoski, Director, Behavioral Health Services, Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center & Madeline Root, Emergency Department LCSW, Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

    Handling Potential and Actual Volatile Situations with De-escalation Techniques - Gregory Moore, Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, Cook County Health and Hospitals System & Mike Zegadlo, Deputy Chief of Police, Lewis University

    Nursing Perspective: Building Resilience and Recovery After an Event - Corinne Haviley, CNE, VP, Patient Care Services, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

7:30 - 8:00pm Questions and Wrap-Up

Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders
225 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 650 | Chicago, IL 60606 | Ph: 312.265.3927