Nurse Abused In Phoenix area
- 0Aug 26, '03 by Going80INA55Well, 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.
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- 0Sep 8, '03 by CavemanOriginally posted by outbackannie
Is it not a Federal Offense to assault any healthcare worker?
- 0Dec 11, '03 by CarpathianHealeI live in Northwest Phoenix, we have had some close calls in our hospital. I do hope that the nurse that was assulted filed a police report, and pressed charges, as a privet citizen not the hospital worker. The hospital security will not do anything from my experience.
My co-workers and I talked about this several times.
I think any health care worker that gets hit or assulted should file a ploce report and press charges. Then its in the hands of the police and not the place of work.