Patient Violence

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.

Read: Video Shows N.C. Officers’ Fatal Shooting of Armed Patient

Video Shows N.C. Officers’ Fatal Shooting of Armed Patient

Huntsville police officers say the suspect pointed his gun at them before they fired their weapons.

Read: B.C. Nurses Union to Press Charges Against Abusive Patients

B.C. Nurses Union to Press Charges Against Abusive Patients

The measure follows years of the union pushing for better hospital security and nurse training.

Read: The Lowdown on Behavioral Healthcare and Ligature-Resistant Locks

The Lowdown on Behavioral Healthcare and Ligature-Resistant Locks

Hospitals, schools and universities that encounter behavioral health issues should include safe behavioral healthcare design in emergency rooms and clinics.

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.

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