Nurse Safety

Read: Nurse Survey Finds Increases in Workplace Violence, Moral Distress, and Unsafe Staffing

Nurse Survey Finds Increases in Workplace Violence, Moral Distress, and Unsafe Staffing

From March 2021 to March of this year, there was a 119% rise in small or significant increases in workplace violence.

Read: Study: Pandemic Healthcare Workers, Combat Veterans Share Similar Trauma

Study: Pandemic Healthcare Workers, Combat Veterans Share Similar Trauma

Moral injury, a type of post-traumatic stress, is experienced by frontline healthcare workers at about the same rate as veterans who served in combat after 9/11.

Read: Study: Public Health Workers Faced Widespread Harassment During Pandemic

Study: Public Health Workers Faced Widespread Harassment During Pandemic

More than half of the public health departments that responded to the survey said their employees experienced harassment.

Read: How RTLS Mobile Duress Technology Protects Healthcare Workers

How RTLS Mobile Duress Technology Protects Healthcare Workers

Real-time location systems (RTLS) provide cost-effective staff duress solutions that prevent violent threats from escalating to dangerous events.

Read: Hospital Employee Set on Fire by Travel Nurse

Hospital Employee Set on Fire by Travel Nurse

The travel nurse allegedly burned the Hackensack University Medical Center staff member’s body and face and hit her in the head with a wrench.

Read: Hospital Workplace Violence Incidents Reported in MN, FL, WV and PA

Hospital Workplace Violence Incidents Reported in MN, FL, WV and PA

The workplace violence incidents involve suspects biting and punching security officers and nurses.

Read: Johnson Controls Debuts OpenBlue Indoor Air Quality as a Service

Johnson Controls Debuts OpenBlue Indoor Air Quality as a Service

A survey of Johnson Control customers found 60% are actively investing in indoor air quality-related measures.

Read: A Veteran Nurse’s Valiant Quest to Stop Hospital Workplace Violence

A Veteran Nurse’s Valiant Quest to Stop Hospital Workplace Violence

While there isn’t one solution to mitigating hospital workplace violence, a change in the culture surrounding reporting incidents is a good place to start.

Read: Top 10 Campus Safety Stories from November 2021

Top 10 Campus Safety Stories from November 2021

Some bizarre safety and security events went down at K-12 schools, colleges and hospitals in the month of November.

Read: Hospital Assaults Hit All-Time High in 2020, IAHSS Survey Finds

Hospital Assaults Hit All-Time High in 2020, IAHSS Survey Finds

From 2019 to 2020, the assault rate at U.S. hospitals increased more than 23% from 10.9 incidents per 100 beds to 14.2.

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