Psychiatric Patients

Read: 2 Nurses, Doctor Stabbed Inside Los Angeles Hospital

2 Nurses, Doctor Stabbed Inside Los Angeles Hospital

Three Encino Hospital Medical Center clinicians were stabbed by a patient asking for medical treatment for anxiety.

Read: Hospital Violent Crime Increased 47% Last Year

Hospital Violent Crime Increased 47% Last Year

IAHSS’s latest crime survey found that the rate of murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults at U.S. hospitals dramatically increased in 2021.

Read: Family Sues Butler Memorial Hospital After 1-Year-Old Son Punched in Face

Family Sues Butler Memorial Hospital After 1-Year-Old Son Punched in Face

The man who punched him was involuntarily admitted to the hospital as a psychiatric patient and had received treatment there before.

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.

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