Pt gets charged with 3rd Degree assualt for throwing Urine filled bedpan - page 2

Happen at a local hospital here in Denver. So glad that someone is putting their foot down and making an example that it is in no way ok to hurl your body fluids at someone. It is assault and... Read More

  1. by   JZ_RN
    If a patient who was not confused/demented threw a bedpan of urine at me I'd file charges as well. And I'd be more than happy to help restrain them while security does it thing. I am not there to be abused or assaulted, I am only there to work and help people.
  2. by   MJeanRN
    Before starting an IV on a lady, she told me that if it hurt, she would hit me. To which I politely replied that I would sue her for assault. I must have done a good job, as neither occurred.
  3. by   Elladora
    I work in mental health. We recently had a client that spit bloody saliva at several staff members. She was charged with simple assault (and found guilty).