Workplace Violence in Healthcare
Workplace violence in healthcare is at an unprecedented level. In fact, nearly 75% of workplace assaults occur in a healthcare setting. To understand how prevalent this issue is, we’ve compiled several news articles on incidents that recently occurred.
Video Shows Baylor Hospital ER Worker Being Held Hostage By Man With Knife
As violence continues to escalate against healthcare workers, another attack has taken place in Dallas, Texas. A man entered the ER at Baylor Scott and White’s downtown hospital. While in the ER, the unidentified man held a hospital employee at knifepoint for a short period of time.
Man accused of assaulting hospital security guard
The officer said Trayon was shirtless and was swaying back and forth, trying to open a door- the officer asked Trayon to sit down so he could safely approach, but Trayon reportedly refused. The officer then had to deploy his taser three times to gain control of the suspect.
2 hospital employees killed in shooting at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, suspect in custody
The CEO of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas said the suspect shot two maternity ward nurses. An officer in the area saw the suspect with a gun and fired a single shot, hitting Hernandez.
Violence Inside CO Emergency Rooms on the Rise
Workplace violence inside emergency rooms has more than doubled between 2011 and 2020 and, officials say, penalties do not deter attacks.
Woman ‘is raped in NHS hospital car park by stranger in broad daylight’
Police have launched an investigation after a woman was raped by a stranger in an NHS hospital car park in broad daylight. Security has been stepped up at Royal Liverpool Hospital after the woman was sexually assaulted in its NCP multi-storey car park on Sunday, September 18.
Security heightened at Panorama City hospital after nurse is stabbed by intruder
24 hours after a nurse was brutally stabbed in the lobby of Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City, much is still unknown about the attacker or why he targeted the 49-year-old man.
Hospitals in Hampton Roads seek to balance security, safety as violence rises in emergency rooms
“Clinical staff especially bear the brunt of it and that’s why you’re seeing reports all this year of violence against clinical staff” he said. “Hospitals throughout the country, not just this country, but other countries as well, have had to now start ramping up their security even more so than there was before.”
Minnesota nurse kicked in abdomen in 31st week of pregnancy
Nurses are demanding that hospital CEOs put Patients Before Profits and implement safe levels of staffing, solutions to nurse retention and workplace violence, and wage increases that reflect inflation and the escalating cost of living.
Epidemic of violence against healthcare workers must end
NC hospital exec: ‘Ugly epidemic of violence’ against healthcare workers must end
Hospital workers report increasing workplace violence
Lakeridge hospital workers report increasing workplace violence since the pandemic
Attack on nurse prompts Duke Health to intensify security
Duke Health is ramping up security at its hospitals following an attack that left an emergency room nurse unconscious and with facial fractures.
Rise in violent incidents and injuries force staff to quit
Rise in violent incidents and injuries force staff to quit at NYC psychiatric ward