Available Until 1/30/2023

Sexual Harassment: Awareness and Prevention in the Healthcare Workplace (Nurse/Physician/Physician Assistant)

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*This activity meets the state requirement for Illinois, California (Non-supervisor roles), Delaware, Maine and New York.

Sexual harassment comes in a variety of forms and can severely impact harassed individuals, witnesses, and employers. The consequences of harassment may result in legal issues, reduction in workplace morale, and various health concerns. This written continuing education activity will assist in increasing awareness of what constitutes sexual harassment, the impact of harassment, what to do if you are harassed or a witness, the responsibilities of the employer, and the protections that are in place for those reporting harassment.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity includes all healthcare professionals and associated staff.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe sexual harassment and its burden in the workplace environment.
  • Recognize forms sexual harassment such as quid pro quo and hostile work environment.
  • Discuss how to report sexual harassment if experienced or witnessed.
  • Examine whistleblower protections, including examples of what is and is not retaliation.
  • Identify early interventional techniques to help prevent sexual harassment.
  • Outline management steps to appropriately handle a sexual harassment incident from complaint to solution.


Shaziya Barkat, PharmD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Sharon Karina, PharmD
Bartlett, IL


Release Date: January 30, 2020
Expiration Date: January 30, 2023


This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. This activity provides 1.0 contact hour of nurse CE credit.

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and ProCE, Inc. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants: NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Criteria for Success: In order to receive credit, participants should read the entire course. Once you have read the course, you will continue to the online quiz and evaluation. A passing score of 70% on the quiz is required to receive credit. A certificate will be available in your transcripts upon successful completion of the quiz and evaluation. If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact AKH Inc. at [email protected]


It is the policy of ProCE, LLC, AKH Inc. and Wild Iris Medical Education to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Author Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other author for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN - AKH Director of Accreditations and AKH planners and reviewers have no financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Barkat has no relevant commercial or financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Karina has no relevant commercial or financial relationships to disclose.


This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through reader’s misunderstanding of the content.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


No external support was received for this activity.


The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, LLC or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.