Hospital Safety

Read: Feds: MU Hospital Security Officers Would Provoke, Pepper Spray Patients

Feds: MU Hospital Security Officers Would Provoke, Pepper Spray Patients

Nurses and emergency department personnel said security officers’ actions are often inappropriate and lead to escalation.

Read: Man Crashes Vehicle Into BSA Hospital, Shoots Out Glass Door

Man Crashes Vehicle Into BSA Hospital, Shoots Out Glass Door

Police found $300,000 worth of narcotics in the man’s vehicle, including methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana.

Read: Study: Pandemic Healthcare Workers, Combat Veterans Share Similar Trauma

Study: Pandemic Healthcare Workers, Combat Veterans Share Similar Trauma

Moral injury, a type of post-traumatic stress, is experienced by frontline healthcare workers at about the same rate as veterans who served in combat after 9/11.

Read: Woman Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity in Hillcrest Medical Center Shooting

Woman Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity in Hillcrest Medical Center Shooting

A security guard was shot in the chest after investigating a report of gunshots in the hospital parking lot.

Read: Study: Public Health Workers Faced Widespread Harassment During Pandemic

Study: Public Health Workers Faced Widespread Harassment During Pandemic

More than half of the public health departments that responded to the survey said their employees experienced harassment.

Read: Ex-Three Rivers Medical Center Director Admits Stealing $781K in Supplies

Ex-Three Rivers Medical Center Director Admits Stealing $781K in Supplies

The woman used her position to purchase scalpels, shears and office supplies, and then sold them on eBay for profit.

Read: Report: Ransomware Up 50% in Education, 39% in Healthcare

Report: Ransomware Up 50% in Education, 39% in Healthcare

A new global threat report from CrowdStrike observed an overall 82% increase in ransomware-related data leaks from 2020 to 2021.

Read: 10 Most Common Hospital Emergency Codes and Their Meanings

10 Most Common Hospital Emergency Codes and Their Meanings

Since this article was originally published, six more states now recommend color code standardization for hospital emergencies.

Read: How RTLS Mobile Duress Technology Protects Healthcare Workers

How RTLS Mobile Duress Technology Protects Healthcare Workers

Real-time location systems (RTLS) provide cost-effective staff duress solutions that prevent violent threats from escalating to dangerous events.

Read: Random Man Sneaks Into MercyOne Des Moines NICU, Feeds Baby

Random Man Sneaks Into MercyOne Des Moines NICU, Feeds Baby

The unknown man claimed to be the father of a baby in the MercyOne NICU and fed an infant for an hour before leaving.

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