Patient Violence

Read: 2 Nurses Assaulted Every Hour in Q2 2022

2 Nurses Assaulted Every Hour in Q2 2022

Psychiatric units and emergency departments saw the highest number of assaults resulting in moderate to severe injuries.

Read: How to Prevent and Respond to Violence in Hospitals

How to Prevent and Respond to Violence in Hospitals

Learning to recognize escalating behaviors and practicing de-escalation skills are essential to addressing the rise in hospital violence.

Read: Hospital Violent Crime Increased 47% Last Year

Hospital Violent Crime Increased 47% Last Year

IAHSS’s latest crime survey found that the rate of murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults at U.S. hospitals dramatically increased in 2021.

Read: All Top 10 Articles from April Have One Thing in Common: Acts of Violence

All Top 10 Articles from April Have One Thing in Common: Acts of Violence

The topic Campus Safety readers showed most interest in this month was acts of violence, which doesn’t come as a surprise since data shows violence is increasing in schools and hospitals.

Read: 10 Most Common Hospital Emergency Codes and Their Meanings

10 Most Common Hospital Emergency Codes and Their Meanings

Since this article was originally published, six more states now recommend color code standardization for hospital emergencies.

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: Family Sues Butler Memorial Hospital After 1-Year-Old Son Punched in Face

Family Sues Butler Memorial Hospital After 1-Year-Old Son Punched in Face

The man who punched him was involuntarily admitted to the hospital as a psychiatric patient and had received treatment there before.

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.

Read: Pregnant Fla. Nurse Loses Baby After Patient Attack

Pregnant Fla. Nurse Loses Baby After Patient Attack

Joseph Wuerz has been charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and a medical worker, and homicide of an unborn child

Read: Man Bites Wichita Hospital Security Officer Over Mask Policy

Man Bites Wichita Hospital Security Officer Over Mask Policy

The man bit the security officer’s thumb so hard that it exposed the bone.

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