Psychiatric Patients

Read: S.C. Mental Health Patient Suffocated by Untrained Hospital Staff

S.C. Mental Health Patient Suffocated by Untrained Hospital Staff

Employees sat on the back of a patient — which goes against protocol for restraining a patient — denying oxygen to his organs for four minutes.

Read: Psychiatric Patient Steals Ambulance From S.C. Hospital

Psychiatric Patient Steals Ambulance From S.C. Hospital

After escaping from Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, a psychiatric patient stole an ambulance and drove it around the parking lot.

Read: NAPCO Demonstrates Locksets for Schools, Universities and Hospitals

NAPCO Demonstrates Locksets for Schools, Universities and Hospitals

Locksets from NAPCO provide for quick lockdown for educational facilities and prevent sentinel events at hospitals and psychiatric facilities.

Read: Lancaster General Hospital Creates Safety Plan After Receiving Citation

Lancaster General Hospital Creates Safety Plan After Receiving Citation

Part of the new plan will be appointing a Chief Operating and Integration Officer whose responsibility will be to oversee all clinical operations.

Read: Canadian Psychiatric Hospital Fined $650K for Failure to Protect Workers

Canadian Psychiatric Hospital Fined $650K for Failure to Protect Workers

The BC Forensic Psychiatric Hospital has had a long history of violent patient attacks against nurses and other staff members.

Read: LA/Orange County IAHSS Names Mike Zendejas Healthcare Security Officer of the Year

LA/Orange County IAHSS Names Mike Zendejas Healthcare Security Officer of the Year

In addition to Zendejas, 22 other healthcare security officers were honored last month.

Read: Telemedicine: A Prescription for Campus Mental Health Services?

Telemedicine: A Prescription for Campus Mental Health Services?

Treatments provided over the Internet could be the solution to meeting the increased need for mental health services on college campuses.

Read: Psychiatric Patient Attacks Washington Hospital Nurse

Psychiatric Patient Attacks Washington Hospital Nurse

A psychiatric ward patient attacked a nurse by biting off her earlobe in the latest attack on a staff member at Western State Hospital.

Read: Whittier Hospital Locked Down When Man Shoots Himself in Parking Lot

Whittier Hospital Locked Down When Man Shoots Himself in Parking Lot

The patient who shot himself had been admitted to the hospital that day for a psychiatric evaluation for depression issues.

Read: Shots Fired at Los Angeles Hospital, Suspect Arrested

Shots Fired at Los Angeles Hospital, Suspect Arrested

Kaiser Permanente staff and patients evacuated or sheltered in place after a disgruntled male in the mental health unit fired six or seven rounds.

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