Patient Violence

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: 10 Most Common Hospital Emergency Codes and Their Meanings

10 Most Common Hospital Emergency Codes and Their Meanings

As of May 2018, 10 states have recommended the use of plain language for hospital emergencies as there are inconsistencies in code denotations.

Read: Man Who Attacked Woman at Garden City Hospital is Repeat Offender

Man Who Attacked Woman at Garden City Hospital is Repeat Offender

Before punching a girl at Garden City Hospital, the man was caught on camera attacking a teen at Beaumont Hospital last year.

Read: Woman Tries to Abduct Child, Assaults Security Officer at Penn. Hospital

Woman Tries to Abduct Child, Assaults Security Officer at Penn. Hospital

The woman, who is a patient at Lancaster General Hospital, took a 4-year-old child from her mother and attacked a responding security officer.

Read: Roper St. Francis Considers Employing Armed Police Officers

Roper St. Francis Considers Employing Armed Police Officers

After a man used an officer’s taser and injured a nurse, the hospital is now considering employing police officers who can carry weapons.

Read: Tacoma Hospital Brings in K-9 to Prevent Assaults, Help Sick Patients

Tacoma Hospital Brings in K-9 to Prevent Assaults, Help Sick Patients

In three months, the security dog has answered over 300 calls, found illegal drugs 76 times and de-escalated close to 80 potentially abusive situations. 

Read: Newborn Baby Fatally Strangled at Oxnard (Calif.) Hospital

Newborn Baby Fatally Strangled at Oxnard (Calif.) Hospital

According to police, the baby’s mother and her boyfriend admitted to strangling the baby because they didn’t want to keep him.

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: Statistics You Should Know: Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Statistics You Should Know: Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Although 75% of all workplace assaults occur in healthcare settings, only 30% of nurses and 26% of physicians have reported workplace violence incidents.

Read: Patient Fires Security Officer’s Stun Gun at S.C. Hospital Worker

Patient Fires Security Officer’s Stun Gun at S.C. Hospital Worker

Witnesses said the patient was becoming combative as hospital workers attempted to restrain him at Roper St. Francis Hospital.

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