Staff Safety & Facility Policies

  1. I just took a patient to a followup (post-op) appointment. I saw this sign posted prominently at the front desk.

    In the interest of staff safety, the following behaviors will NOT be tolerated:

    -yelling
    -profanity/foul language
    -physical abuse
    -threats and/or intimidation

    These guidelines will be enforced for the safety of staff and other patients. If these guidelines are not followed, the authorities may be contacted.

    I thought it was sad that we have to explain what decent behavior is, but at the same time I am glad that a facility is spelling out the fact that caregivers and staff will not tolerate unacceptable behavior.

    Laura
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   vibe9
    Quote from obeyacts2
    I just took a patient to a followup (post-op) appointment. I saw this sign posted prominently at the front desk.

    In the interest of staff safety, the following behaviors will NOT be tolerated:

    -yelling
    -profanity/foul language
    -physical abuse
    -threats and/or intimidation

    These guidelines will be enforced for the safety of staff and other patients. If these guidelines are not followed, the authorities may be contacted.

    I thought it was sad that we have to explain what decent behavior is, but at the same time I am glad that a facility is spelling out the fact that caregivers and staff will not tolerate unacceptable behavior.

    Laura
    SO DO WE GET TO WEAR THOSE SO DOCTORS WILL NOT ACT LIKE THAT??? OR HAVE IT AS A MESSAGE BEFORE THEY TALK TO US IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT?
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Vibe9 - hunh??? What are you saying?

    OP - I would love to have this sign in our ER. We have similar signage at the DMV
  5. by   KaroSnowQueen
    I understand Vibe's post. Vibe wants those rules to apply to the docs so they will act nice when talking to the nurses!!!!!!!!
  6. by   traumaRUs
    Okay - thanks - got it now!
  7. by   vibe9
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Vibe9 - hunh??? What are you saying?

    OP - I would love to have this sign in our ER. We have similar signage at the DMV
    Yep!!! I would like a scrub top with those rules on the front and back.....HMMMMMMM.......I have computer......have transfer iron paper.....have iron.....thinking.......I could make one!!!!
  8. by   stressednurse
    Where I work we would need a designated person to make all those calls to the authorities. Patients and family members seem to think that abusing the nursing staff will help to heal the patients.

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