Nurse Safety

Read: JFK Medical Center Staff Concerned Over Lack of Security

JFK Medical Center Staff Concerned Over Lack of Security

The Palm Beach County hospital decided to remove metal detectors in the building and armed police officers are no longer stationed in the emergency room.

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: Hilo Medical Center Ups Security After 3 Employees Stabbed

Hilo Medical Center Ups Security After 3 Employees Stabbed

A patient was being treated for a drug overdose at the Hawaii hospital when he grabbed a nurse and held a knife to her throat.

Read: Nurse Beaten to Death in Froedtert Hospital Parking Garage

Nurse Beaten to Death in Froedtert Hospital Parking Garage

It appears that no one was watching the live feed that caught the brutal attack, leaving the hospital’s security in question.

Read: Delnor Hospital Nurse Receives $7.2M in Hostage Lawsuit Settlement

Delnor Hospital Nurse Receives $7.2M in Hostage Lawsuit Settlement

Three other nurses filed additional lawsuits against Kane County and received settlement money, bringing the total amount to $7.9 million.

Read: Joint Commission: 7 Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Without Adding Security

Joint Commission: 7 Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Without Adding Security

Implementing certain policies and procedures at your hospital can make a big impact on workplace violence prevention efforts.

Read: IAHSS Releases Threat Management Guideline for Hospitals

IAHSS Releases Threat Management Guideline for Hospitals

The guideline was released to help hospitals proactively identify and manage threats of violence.

Read: B.C. Nurses Union to Press Charges Against Abusive Patients

B.C. Nurses Union to Press Charges Against Abusive Patients

The measure follows years of the union pushing for better hospital security and nurse training.

Read: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Makes Security Improvements After Fatal Shooting

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Makes Security Improvements After Fatal Shooting

In September, a man shot and killed his elderly mother who was staying in the intensive care unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Read: Chicago Area Hospital Nurses: Workplace Violence Isn’t Routinely Reported, Tracked

Chicago Area Hospital Nurses: Workplace Violence Isn’t Routinely Reported, Tracked

One informal workplace violence survey found that one in three nurses were kicked or hit.

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