1. I HAVE A MALE THAT COMES IN STATES HE HAS CROHNS DISEASES AND FREQUENT KIDNEY STONES,PUTS ON A SHOW. I ordered him Demerol 50 mg IM with Phenergan he tells the nurse dilaudid is the only thing that works. I tell him there is no chance in ****,he is getting the dilaudid. he slaps me. I order 4 point restraints. and call security and then run his name in the state narcotics registry he has HAD 8 narcotic prescriptions written in the last 48 hours by 8 ER docs. I called the police he was arrested for dr. shopping. people like this just ****** me off. sorry had to vent.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 7, '14 : Reason: TOS
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  3. by   Sassy5d
    Ah, let a pt hit me. Felonious assault.
  4. by   emtb2rn
    Call local PD, have him arrested, press charged.
  5. by   dsherman
    he was arrested for dr. shopping. ill press charges on him for assault
  6. by   T-Bird78
    Some states passed a law making assaulting an ER nurse the same felony as assaulting a cop.
  7. by   Esme12
    The Ohio governor recently signed a bill that increases the penalty for assaulting nurses and other health care professionals. Specifically, House Bill 62:
    • Increases the penalty for assault to a fifth-degree felony when the offender has previously been convicted of an assault against health care workers.
    • Authorizes a $5,000 fine for assault against health care workers.
    • Authorizes hospitals to post warning signs indicating that abuse or assault of hospital staff will not be tolerated and could result in a felony conviction.

    Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 8, '14
  8. by   dsherman
    thanks so much
  9. by   dsherman
    I filed a charges.
  10. by   amoLucia
    Quote from T-Bird78
    Some states passed a law making assaulting an ER nurse the same felony as assaulting a cop.
    New Jersey has a wide encompassing law that allows for prosecution of persons assaulting employees in various professions, (law enforcement, healthcare (and not just ER RNs), deliverymen/drivers, PSEG/Comcast etc - anybody in the provision of their job responsibilities).

    To OP - Good for you for filing charges and doing some investigative work to stop that guy from his wrongdoings.
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  12. by   BuckyBadgerRN
    Maybe it's just me, but I probably wouldn't have unleashed phrases from my 4-lettered word bank towards a man clearly in search of a fix. Not that is excuses in ANY way for what he did, he deserves full punishment for seeking and committing battery against you, but avoiding trouble is something I try to believe in
  13. by   mcknis
    I live in Ohio and the sad thing is...that 5th degree felony crap is a slap on the wrist. If you see the wording, one must have been charged and convicted of an assault before the 5th degree felony can be attached to it. So, if a slap occurred the first time and not reported, then your time of assault gets to be the first time and nothing will be done to the patient until a second offense occurs and is reported. I am glad that the governor is taking this somewhat seriously, but I wish that more would be done about it. Oh...and if a mental health disorder is linked to the patient...we will never see felonies thrown on their record due to their protection of their mental handicaps. (I speak this from experience of having been assaulted several times) That last part is what really gets to me.