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Nurse Safety

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.

Read: New Poll Finds Alarming Rates of Violence Against Nurses

New Poll Finds Alarming Rates of Violence Against Nurses

The poll found 68 percent have experienced at least one incident of violence in the past year while 20 percent have experienced nine or more.

Read: Utah Nurse Alex Wubbels Reaches $500K Settlement for Arrest Video

Utah Nurse Alex Wubbels Reaches $500K Settlement for Arrest Video

The nurse plans to donate part of the money to a local nurses union and to help people obtain body camera footage of incidents involving themselves.

Read: Utah Police Officer in Controversial Nurse Arrest Video Fired

Utah Police Officer in Controversial Nurse Arrest Video Fired

Detective Jeff Payne plans to appeal the decision.

Read: Mass. Hospital Makes Security Changes After Nurse Stabbed 11 Times

Mass. Hospital Makes Security Changes After Nurse Stabbed 11 Times

Additional metal detectors, security cameras and panic buttons have been installed throughout the hospital after the near-fatal stabbing of an ER nurse.

Read: Brigham and Women’s Hospital Releases Tailgating Training Videos

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Releases Tailgating Training Videos

Back in December, a former surgical resident tailgated into multiple operating rooms at the hospital over the course of at least 2 days.

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