Hospital Violence

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.

Read: Patient Fires Security Officer’s Stun Gun at S.C. Hospital Worker

Patient Fires Security Officer’s Stun Gun at S.C. Hospital Worker

Witnesses said the patient was becoming combative as hospital workers attempted to restrain him at Roper St. Francis Hospital.

Read: Mayo Clinic Employee Stabs Co-Worker in Hospital Cafeteria

Mayo Clinic Employee Stabs Co-Worker in Hospital Cafeteria

A food service employee stabbed a co-worker four times in the hospital’s employee cafeteria. The victim is expected to survive.

Read: Survey: Hospital Violent Crime Rate Up, Property Crime Rate Down in 2018

Survey: Hospital Violent Crime Rate Up, Property Crime Rate Down in 2018

The latest IAHSS stats highlight both positive and negative trends in hospital crime and include data on ransomware attacks for the first time.

Read: 3 Workplace Violence Levels and How to Address Them

3 Workplace Violence Levels and How to Address Them

Early signs of workplace violence or workplace bullying can include intimidating behavior, verbal abuse, or changes in typical behavior patterns.

Read: BSO Deputy Accused of Using Excessive Force on Handcuffed Patient

BSO Deputy Accused of Using Excessive Force on Handcuffed Patient

The Broward Public Defender’s Office says the deputy used excessive force against the man and the mayor of Broward County believes he should be fired.

Read: Regional Medical Center Employee Shot, Hospital Locked Down

Regional Medical Center Employee Shot, Hospital Locked Down

Authorities were aware the patient was unstable and had a gun when a woman reported him to the police 17 hours before he shot a hospital employee.

Read: Woman Beaten, Robbed in CHI St. Vincent Parking Lot

Woman Beaten, Robbed in CHI St. Vincent Parking Lot

The victim called hospital security to report her would-be attackers after she allegedly saw them looking into cars in the parking lot.

Read: How to Effectively Respond to Active Shooters in Healthcare Facilities

How to Effectively Respond to Active Shooters in Healthcare Facilities

“Secure, Preserve, Fight” can be an alternative way to respond to active shooters in healthcare settings when “Run, Hide, Fight” is not possible.

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