Psychiatric Patients

Read: Patient Brings Pipe Bomb into Pennsylvania Emergency Room

Patient Brings Pipe Bomb into Pennsylvania Emergency Room

The pipe bomb was discovered by staff members who were logging the patient’s belongings after his admission to the hospital.

Read: Registration for the 2021 IAHSS Annual Conference and Exhibition Now Open

Registration for the 2021 IAHSS Annual Conference and Exhibition Now Open

Register by September 24 and save up to $250. The event is being held November 8-10 in Myrtle Beach.

Read: Pandemic’s Toll on Children’s Mental Health at Crisis Level

Pandemic’s Toll on Children’s Mental Health at Crisis Level

Hospitals have noticed a significant upswing in the admission of children due to mental health issues, and the pandemic is the likely culprit.

Read: Patient Dies after Being Removed from Canadian Hospital

Patient Dies after Being Removed from Canadian Hospital

Samwel Uko went to the hospital twice in the same day for mental health issues. The second time he was brought in by local police.

Read: Doctor Sues Pennsylvania Hospital After Being Stabbed by Patient

Doctor Sues Pennsylvania Hospital After Being Stabbed by Patient

As colleagues looked on, the doctor was brutally attacked by a psychiatric patient. She is suing the University of Pennsylvania Health System for negligence and disregard for safety.

Read: Public Hospitals in San Francisco to Decrease Use of Law Enforcement

Public Hospitals in San Francisco to Decrease Use of Law Enforcement

The proposal recommends using mental health staff instead of law enforcement to respond to crises in hospitals.

Read: Combative Man Takes Patient Hostage, Grabs Deputy Gun at Florida Hospital

Combative Man Takes Patient Hostage, Grabs Deputy Gun at Florida Hospital

The man also took away a deputy’s Taser, pointed it at the deputy and pulled the trigger several times.

Read: Man Attacks 2 Massachusetts Hospital Security Officers

Man Attacks 2 Massachusetts Hospital Security Officers

One hospital security officer was punched in the nose, while the other was hit in the ribs.

Read: Fire Department, Not Police, Will Now Transport Stanford Students on Psychiatric Holds

Fire Department, Not Police, Will Now Transport Stanford Students on Psychiatric Holds

Previously, Stanford University Department of Public Safety officers would transport students to the hospital who were experiencing mental health crises.

Read: Solving Your Emergency Department’s Security Challenges

Solving Your Emergency Department’s Security Challenges

Following healthcare security industry guidelines, providing training and developing threat assessment teams are just some of the ways you can protect your hospital’s ED.

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