Hospital Violence

Read: All Top 10 Articles from April Have One Thing in Common: Acts of Violence

All Top 10 Articles from April Have One Thing in Common: Acts of Violence

The topic Campus Safety readers showed most interest in this month was acts of violence, which doesn’t come as a surprise since data shows violence is increasing in schools and hospitals.

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: Man Fatally Shot at Duke University Hospital by Campus Police Officer

Man Fatally Shot at Duke University Hospital by Campus Police Officer

Authorities say the Duke shooting was prompted by a struggle between the man and Durham officers. The man was able to take away the gun of one of the officers.

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: Family Sues Butler Memorial Hospital After 1-Year-Old Son Punched in Face

Family Sues Butler Memorial Hospital After 1-Year-Old Son Punched in Face

The man who punched him was involuntarily admitted to the hospital as a psychiatric patient and had received treatment there before.

Read: Top 10 Campus Safety Stories from November 2021

Top 10 Campus Safety Stories from November 2021

Some bizarre safety and security events went down at K-12 schools, colleges and hospitals in the month of November.

Read: Woman Carjacked at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Held Hostage

Woman Carjacked at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Held Hostage

The elderly victim, who was forced to drive the vehicle, jumped out of the moving car after police deployed a spike strip.

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.

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