Nurse Safety

Read: FBI Warns Health Care Professionals of Increased Potential for Fraudulent Sales of COVID-19-Related Medical Equipment

FBI Warns Health Care Professionals of Increased Potential for Fraudulent Sales of COVID-19-Related Medical Equipment

Scammers may promise equipment they do not have access to in order to capitalize on the medical community’s urgent needs.

Read: Which Hospital Regions Are Most Prepared for Coronavirus Patient Influx?

Which Hospital Regions Are Most Prepared for Coronavirus Patient Influx?

Data from the Harvard Global Health Institute estimates a fifth of adults who are infected with the virus will need to be hospitalized.

Read: Rise in Healthcare Workers Quarantined for Coronavirus Raises Concerns

Rise in Healthcare Workers Quarantined for Coronavirus Raises Concerns

Experts say the spreading of the coronavirus has also shown many hospitals are not prepared to handle a public health crisis.

Read: Patient Stabs 2 Nurses with Medical Scissors at Ellis Hospital

Patient Stabs 2 Nurses with Medical Scissors at Ellis Hospital

Nurses are demanding officials reexamine security policies after the patient, who is a convicted felon and well-known to staff, was placed on an open unit.

Read: How Better Emergency Communications Can Address the Nursing Mental Health Crisis

How Better Emergency Communications Can Address the Nursing Mental Health Crisis

Appropriate emergency plans, anonymous tip lines and safety apps can improve nurse safety and security.

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.

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