Well, there it was in the Az Republic, an area nurse physically attacked while working in the ER.
Apparently, according to the paper, the patient was a little drunk pulled out his IV and wanted to leave. On the way out he shoved and then took a punch at his male nurse. He missed with the punch, instead putting the nurse in a bear hug.
Well, the good part is he missed with the punch...the bad is the guy bled all over him.
The report went on to say that this was the 24th assault in this facility.
So we will see what happens with this.
It is sad to think that some folks are leaving the profession due to things like this. It is definately time to band together to stop the madness, before no nurses are left at the bedside.