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Assaults on Nurses

Read: 5 Steps to Prepare for Patient Violence in Hospitals

5 Steps to Prepare for Patient Violence in Hospitals

The IAHSS released guidance this month to help hospitals handle patient and visitor violence.

Read: Workplace Violence Prevention Plans Mandatory at All Calif. Hospitals

Workplace Violence Prevention Plans Mandatory at All Calif. Hospitals

The new mandate requires all acute-care hospitals and skilled-nursing facilities in California to have comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans.

Read: Joint Commission: 7 Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Without Adding Security

Joint Commission: 7 Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Without Adding Security

Implementing certain policies and procedures at your hospital can make a big impact on workplace violence prevention efforts.

Read: Chicago Area Hospital Nurses: Workplace Violence Isn’t Routinely Reported, Tracked

Chicago Area Hospital Nurses: Workplace Violence Isn’t Routinely Reported, Tracked

One informal workplace violence survey found that one in three nurses were kicked or hit.

Read: Nurse Critically Stabbed in Parking Lot During Robbery Attempt

Nurse Critically Stabbed in Parking Lot During Robbery Attempt

A nurse at Newark’s University Hospital was stabbed in the abdomen during an attempted robbery when returning to her car.

Read: New Poll Finds Alarming Rates of Violence Against Nurses

New Poll Finds Alarming Rates of Violence Against Nurses

The poll found 68 percent have experienced at least one incident of violence in the past year while 20 percent have experienced nine or more.

Read: Mass. Hospital Makes Security Changes After Nurse Stabbed 11 Times

Mass. Hospital Makes Security Changes After Nurse Stabbed 11 Times

Additional metal detectors, security cameras and panic buttons have been installed throughout the hospital after the near-fatal stabbing of an ER nurse.

Read: Nurse Stabbed in Neck by Former Patient at Pa. Hospital

Nurse Stabbed in Neck by Former Patient at Pa. Hospital

The assailant snuck into a secured area behind a housekeeping staff member and stabbed the victim in the back of the neck.

Read: Assault of Healthcare Workers Becomes Felony in Utah

Assault of Healthcare Workers Becomes Felony in Utah

The new penalty for assaulting a healthcare professional is similar to the penalty for assaulting a police officer.

Read: CMS to Pull Funding to Kansas Hospital after Reported Rape

CMS to Pull Funding to Kansas Hospital after Reported Rape

The hospital plans to stay open despite the funding cuts.

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