Assaults on Nurses

Read: Doctor Shot in Head During Robbery at Fairview Southdale Hospital

Doctor Shot in Head During Robbery at Fairview Southdale Hospital

A year before the shooting, employees said they asked administrators to provide better protection in parking areas but nothing was done.

Read: Report: Type 2 Hospital Workplace Violence Rate Increased Last Year

Report: Type 2 Hospital Workplace Violence Rate Increased Last Year

IAHSS’ latest hospital crime survey found that in 2019, Type 2 assaults jumped 25% and aggravated assaults more than doubled compared to the previous year.

Read: 2 Ky. Hospital Employees Sue Patient Who Shot Them

2 Ky. Hospital Employees Sue Patient Who Shot Them

The patient grabbed a security officer’s gun and pointed it at the head of a medical assistant as she was preparing a bed for officers to restrain him.

Read: Security Officer Killed By Friendly Fire at Munster Community Hospital

Security Officer Killed By Friendly Fire at Munster Community Hospital

A psychiatric patient at Munster Community Hospital placed the security officer in a chokehold after violently attacking a nurse.

Read: Cary Medical Center Makes Switch to In-House Security

Cary Medical Center Makes Switch to In-House Security

The decision was made after senior leaders sought feedback from frontline workers and assessed the physical environment of the hospital.

Read: UC Davis Health Nurses Protest Over Lax Security

UC Davis Health Nurses Protest Over Lax Security

The nurses claim UC Davis, UCLA and UC San Francisco haven’t developed comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans, which are required by CAL OSHA.

Read: How Better Emergency Communications Can Address the Nursing Mental Health Crisis

How Better Emergency Communications Can Address the Nursing Mental Health Crisis

Appropriate emergency plans, anonymous tip lines and safety apps can improve nurse safety and security.

Read: How Much Do You Actually Know About Hospital Security?

How Much Do You Actually Know About Hospital Security?

Put your hospital security knowledge to the test with this quiz that runs the gamut of important healthcare security topics.

Read: 8 Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies for Nurses

8 Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies for Nurses

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends healthcare professionals following these eight practices to protect themselves.

Read: Statistics You Should Know: Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Statistics You Should Know: Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Although 75% of all workplace assaults occur in healthcare settings, only 30% of nurses and 26% of physicians have reported workplace violence incidents.

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