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Patient Violence

Read: Canadian Psychiatric Hospital Fined $650K for Failure to Protect Workers

Canadian Psychiatric Hospital Fined $650K for Failure to Protect Workers

The BC Forensic Psychiatric Hospital has had a long history of violent patient attacks against nurses and other staff members.

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.

Read: Whittier Hospital Locked Down When Man Shoots Himself in Parking Lot

Whittier Hospital Locked Down When Man Shoots Himself in Parking Lot

The patient who shot himself had been admitted to the hospital that day for a psychiatric evaluation for depression issues.

Read: Officer Suspended After Punching Woman at Detroit Receiving Hospital

Officer Suspended After Punching Woman at Detroit Receiving Hospital

A bystander video shows the veteran officer repeatedly punch the woman with his fists, including when she tried to retreat.

Read: Patient Stabs Security Officer with Syringe at Health Sciences Centre

Patient Stabs Security Officer with Syringe at Health Sciences Centre

The suspect, who has a history of violence, told police he has HIV after he injured a hospital security officer with a syringe.

Read: Patient Attacks Security Officer with Light Bulb in Escape Attempt

Patient Attacks Security Officer with Light Bulb in Escape Attempt

The patient was attempting to escape a locked unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest when he allegedly slashed the officer’s arm with a light bulb.

Read: Man Charged with Homicide in Hospital Security Officer’s Death

Man Charged with Homicide in Hospital Security Officer’s Death

The security officer died a month after collapsing during an altercation with a psychiatric patient at Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital.

Read: 5 Steps to Prepare for Patient Violence in Hospitals

5 Steps to Prepare for Patient Violence in Hospitals

The IAHSS released guidance this month to help hospitals handle patient and visitor violence.

Read: Conditions of Minn. State Hospitals Reach Crisis Point, Officials Say

Conditions of Minn. State Hospitals Reach Crisis Point, Officials Say

Officials are facing a backlog of tens of millions of dollars worth of renovations at the state-operated health facilities.

Read: Video: Woman Attacked by Patient at Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn

Video: Woman Attacked by Patient at Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn

The 19-year-old woman filed a civil complaint against Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn, claiming she was attacked because she is Muslim and the hospital failed to protect her.

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