mackjazz's Nursing Blog

By mackjazz

Joined Nov 9, '10. Posts: 17 (18% Liked) Likes: 53

The following are articles I have written and shared with the nursing community. If you enjoy an article please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Holding patients and visitors accountable for their actions

I am an ER RN, and for the most part enjoy my job. Today I had to attend a class that struck a nerve. A big nerve actually, that has led me to blog/organize my thoughts about it. The class was about preventing/managing a patient or visitor that is 'escalating' to the point of verbal and physical abuse. We were all trained on how to recognize anxious behavior that may lead to violence, and 'deescalate' the 'crisis'. For example, lets say that a man(free of mental illness) that has a painful toe... Read More →

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