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Hospital Violence

Read: Doctors Propose ‘Secure, Preserve, Fight’ Strategy for Hospital Active Shooters

Doctors Propose ‘Secure, Preserve, Fight’ Strategy for Hospital Active Shooters

A recent editorial published in the New England Journal of Medicine recommends the new strategy for areas of hospitals with incapacitated patients.

Read: Husband Kills Wife, Self in Hospital Room at Westchester Medical Center

Husband Kills Wife, Self in Hospital Room at Westchester Medical Center

Police said the husband wrote in a note that he was distraught over his wife’s medical issues and wanted to end her suffering.

Read: AP: Western State Hospital Put Patients, Staff at Risk for Years

AP: Western State Hospital Put Patients, Staff at Risk for Years

A recent federal inspection supports claims that Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash., neglected patients for years and punished staff for speaking out.

Read: Man Arrested After Body Found Outside Santa Monica Hospital

Man Arrested After Body Found Outside Santa Monica Hospital

A homeless man was found stabbed to death on a bench on the property of Providence St. John’s Health Center Friday morning.

Read: Patient Stabs Security Officer with Syringe at Health Sciences Centre

Patient Stabs Security Officer with Syringe at Health Sciences Centre

The suspect, who has a history of violence, told police he has HIV after he injured a hospital security officer with a syringe.

Read: Man Charged with Homicide in Hospital Security Officer’s Death

Man Charged with Homicide in Hospital Security Officer’s Death

The security officer died a month after collapsing during an altercation with a psychiatric patient at Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital.

Read: 2 Women Shot Outside Mount Sinai Hospital While Visiting Gunshot Victim

2 Women Shot Outside Mount Sinai Hospital While Visiting Gunshot Victim

Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital was placed on lockdown Saturday after two women were shot while waiting outside to see a relative who had been shot earlier that day.

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: What Is the State of Hospital Security?

What Is the State of Hospital Security?

Survey shows decreased training in some areas and increased crime

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