Patient Violence

Read: Is The HITECH Act Working? A Summary of its Effect on Healthcare

Is The HITECH Act Working? A Summary of its Effect on Healthcare

Below we summarize the HITECH Act’s success based on the goals of its creators.

Read: Knife-Wielding Patient Fatally Shot by Guards at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Knife-Wielding Patient Fatally Shot by Guards at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

The 46-year-old patient was fatally shot by two security guards after he emerged from a treatment room wielding two knives.

Read: Security Guard Charged with Assaulting Patient in Mental Health Unit

Security Guard Charged with Assaulting Patient in Mental Health Unit

The patient who is autistic and bipolar had been admitted to Excela Healthcare Westmoreland Hospital for self-inflicted injuries.

Read: Joint Commission Gives Patient Suicide Prevention Tips to Hospitals

Joint Commission Gives Patient Suicide Prevention Tips to Hospitals

The guidance addresses some of the more contentious issues relating to patient suicide prevention and mitigation in hospitals.

Read: Elderly Couple Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting at Ontario Hospital

Elderly Couple Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting at Ontario Hospital

Patient accounts suggest that the husband shot and killed his wife, although investigators will not confirm that the man had a weapon.

Read: Mass. Hospital Makes Security Changes After Nurse Stabbed 11 Times

Mass. Hospital Makes Security Changes After Nurse Stabbed 11 Times

Additional metal detectors, security cameras and panic buttons have been installed throughout the hospital after the near-fatal stabbing of an ER nurse.

Read: Elderly Patient with Dementia Killed by Roommate in Nursing Home

Elderly Patient with Dementia Killed by Roommate in Nursing Home

The alleged killer, who also has dementia, was admitted to a hospital for further evaluation after being assessed by a court clinician.

Read: HIV-Positive Patient Bites Hospital Security Guard, Draws Blood

HIV-Positive Patient Bites Hospital Security Guard, Draws Blood

The security guard was bit in the forearm when he attempted to hold down the patient who was hitting and kicking hospital staff.

Read: Audit: 1 in 4 Nursing Home Abuse Cases Go Unreported to Police

Audit: 1 in 4 Nursing Home Abuse Cases Go Unreported to Police

Nursing home abuse will become a more significant problem as the population ages.

Read: Ind. Doctor Killed After Refusing to Prescribe Opioids

Ind. Doctor Killed After Refusing to Prescribe Opioids

The doctor was gunned down by a patient’s husband who was angry that he would not prescribe opioids for his wife’s chronic pain.

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