Health Companies On Alert After Nurse's Sex Assault
Quote from WDSU News, New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS -- Companies are on high alert after a home health nurse was attacked while on the job in Central City this weekend.
Police said they are still looking for the group of men who dragged the nurse out of her car and sexually assaulted her.
..."We have that cloud over us now of worry," said Sue May, of Canon Hospice, a home and inpatient hospice service.May said the entire home health community is now on guard and is taking extra precautions for their safety. Canon Hospice is working with a security company to escort staffers in questionable neighborhoods.
"The rule that I have for my staff is if you go somewhere and don't feel safe, leave," May said.
Stories like this make my blood boil. This nurse was just doing her job bringing care to a patient, and then to be set upon by scum like this.
What precautions, if any, do any of you home health nurses or your agencies take when on the job?