Assaults on Nurses

Read: Editor’s Picks: Amy’s Top 10 Campus Safety Stories from 2021

Editor’s Picks: Amy’s Top 10 Campus Safety Stories from 2021

My top stories from this year include site assessment photos, a Clery crime quiz, and an unexpected delivery.

Read: A Veteran Nurse’s Valiant Quest to Stop Hospital Workplace Violence

A Veteran Nurse’s Valiant Quest to Stop Hospital Workplace Violence

While there isn’t one solution to mitigating hospital workplace violence, a change in the culture surrounding reporting incidents is a good place to start.

Read: Hospital Assaults Hit All-Time High in 2020, IAHSS Survey Finds

Hospital Assaults Hit All-Time High in 2020, IAHSS Survey Finds

From 2019 to 2020, the assault rate at U.S. hospitals increased more than 23% from 10.9 incidents per 100 beds to 14.2.

Read: Pregnant Fla. Nurse Loses Baby After Patient Attack

Pregnant Fla. Nurse Loses Baby After Patient Attack

Joseph Wuerz has been charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and a medical worker, and homicide of an unborn child

Read: IAHSS, AHA Releases Hospital Violence Prevention Guide

IAHSS, AHA Releases Hospital Violence Prevention Guide

The guide offers recommended action steps, case studies, leading practices, and solutions for creating a safer workplace.

Read: Top 10 Stories from September: School Shootings, Mandates and Hospital Violence

Top 10 Stories from September: School Shootings, Mandates and Hospital Violence

Here’s a roundup of the 10 most popular Campus Safety stories for the month of September.

Read: 5 Hospital Security Incidents Caught on Surveillance

5 Hospital Security Incidents Caught on Surveillance

These violent incidents emphasize the importance of having a robust workplace violence prevention program in place at all hospitals.

Read: Police: Woman Stabbed Morton Hospital Employee Multiple Times

Police: Woman Stabbed Morton Hospital Employee Multiple Times

The woman attacked the employee from beyond, pulling her ponytail and punching and stabbing her several times in the back and neck.

Read: Patient Assaults 6 Hospital Employees in St. Thomas Midtown Parking Garage

Patient Assaults 6 Hospital Employees in St. Thomas Midtown Parking Garage

Metro Nashville police say the discharged patient rode the parking garage elevator up and down and randomly attacked people.

Read: Joint Commission Proposes New Workplace Violence Prevention Requirements

Joint Commission Proposes New Workplace Violence Prevention Requirements

Comments on the new and updated standards for preventing hospital workplace violence are due by February 16.

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