Patient Violence

How to Create a Successful Patient Watch Program

Appropriate staffing, training, collaboration and contract language are just some of the steps that will ensure the safety of patients, clinicians and security officers.

Former Patient Kills Doctor in Hospital Before Committing Suicide

Relatives of the former patient said he has a history of mental illness.

Read: Charges Dropped Against Former Patient Shot in Texas Hospital

Charges Dropped Against Former Patient Shot in Texas Hospital

The charges stemmed from a controversial incident between a psychotic patient and two security officers.

Read: Texas Health System Switches to Private Security Force

Texas Health System Switches to Private Security Force

The change comes as the health system adds officers and improves training.

Kansas College Hospitals Preparing to Allow Guns on Campus

The hospitals plan to hire additional police officers and to ban guns in certain buildings.

Read: Managing the Safety and Security of Elderly Patients

Managing the Safety and Security of Elderly Patients

Here’s a discussion on the issues associated with providing a safe and secure environment for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other complex medical challenges associated with aging.

Read: Ohio Patient Stabs Hospital Security Officer Multiple Times

Ohio Patient Stabs Hospital Security Officer Multiple Times

The security officer is expected to recover from the attack.

Why Flakka Patients Are Creating Security Risks at Hospitals

An increasing amount of hospitals in the south are dealing with patients under the influence of flakka.

Man Attacked in His Sleep at D.C. Hospital

The attack reportedly occurred without provocation although police are still investigating.

Man Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound in Fla. Hospital

The man was being treated for injuries sustained during a car accident earlier in the week.

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