Patient Violence

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.

Read: Survey: Hospital Violent Crime Rate Up, Property Crime Rate Down in 2018

Survey: Hospital Violent Crime Rate Up, Property Crime Rate Down in 2018

The latest IAHSS stats highlight both positive and negative trends in hospital crime and include data on ransomware attacks for the first time.

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: Regional Medical Center Employee Shot, Hospital Locked Down

Regional Medical Center Employee Shot, Hospital Locked Down

Authorities were aware the patient was unstable and had a gun when a woman reported him to the police 17 hours before he shot a hospital employee.

Read: NCH Patient Who Shot Himself May Have Obtained Gun From a Visitor

NCH Patient Who Shot Himself May Have Obtained Gun From a Visitor

When staff found the patient in his room, a gun was on his lap and a bag delivered by a visitor was on the floor next to him.

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