[QUOTE=stbernardclub]well...thats a hot subject. Worked on a nutty med surg/oncology/telemetry(yes,a moneymaking 10 pt ratio kind of floor), and seen nurses hit, pinched and verbally assulted quite often. Then went on a P.C.C.U. floor,was kicked in the throat by some *** going to have a cardiac cath in the am,was just a plain nasty man, and decided he wanted to throw his weight around. I never seen it coming, or I would not have went in his room at the time. Was out of commision for about a month, never did go back to that floor.
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I hear alot of nurses being attacked by patients personally i dont know any who have been attacked. I volunteer in the ER and i never seen anybody get physically assaulted. I wanna be a ER RN so should i expect to deal with violence in the workplace. Does it come with the territory.[/QUOTE
If I ever see (still a student) a staff member assualted by a pt or if I am ever I will be calling 911. Just because we are nurses, aides or techs does not mean we should be assualted. It is still illegal. And we have every right to call the police. If the pt is altered or ped it might be different. But even so everyone has the right to a safe workplace. I worked in management (not nursing mgmt) before I had kids. And we would not have tolerated this behavior from our clients. Why should nurses have to? After all these are grown people who should not leave their manners at the door. If they are going to act like a criminal they should be treated like one and be arrested.