Workplace Violence

Read: Jefferson University Hospital Employee Fatally Shoots Coworker

Jefferson University Hospital Employee Fatally Shoots Coworker

As police confronted the hospital shooting suspect, the gunman opened fire, injuring two officers.

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: Attacks on Texas Hospital Employees on the Rise During Latest COVID Surge

Attacks on Texas Hospital Employees on the Rise During Latest COVID Surge

Long wait times sometimes prompt the attacks. Nearly 88% of hospital beds in Texas are in use, with more than 21% occupied by COVID-19 patients.

Read: Ohio Hospital Placed on Lockdown After Relative of a Patient Threatens Shooting

Ohio Hospital Placed on Lockdown After Relative of a Patient Threatens Shooting

A security officer placed the hospital on lockdown and called police. The male suspect was arrested and charged.

Read: Patient Attacks Nurse with a Fire Extinguisher; Faces Assault and Battery Charges

Patient Attacks Nurse with a Fire Extinguisher; Faces Assault and Battery Charges

The nurse suffered a brain bleed after the assault, providing a “wake-up” call for tighter security measures at the hospital.

Read: Patient at Utah Hospital Attacks Nurses and Security Staff

Patient at Utah Hospital Attacks Nurses and Security Staff

The recent workplace violence incidents at McKay Dee Hospital are part of an escalating problem experienced by healthcare workers nationwide.

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: 3 Injured in Idaho Middle School Shooting

3 Injured in Idaho Middle School Shooting

The shooter is a student, and the three people who were wounded were transported to a local hospital.

Read: Study from 10 Years Ago Found Racial Disparity in Security Calls at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Study from 10 Years Ago Found Racial Disparity in Security Calls at Seattle Children’s Hospital

The report found that calls for security at Seattle Children’s Hospital on black patients occurred twice as often as on white patients, but the hospital is only now doing something about it.

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