Jump to content
2019 Nursing Salary Survey Read more... ×

New York Nurses Celebrate Legislative Victory that Protects Nurses from Violence

News   (4,132 Views 10 Comments)
by Miss Chybil RN Miss Chybil RN (New Member) New Member

Miss Chybil RN works as a Staff Nurse.

6,782 Visitors; 318 Posts

advertisement

57 Likes; 3 Followers; 33,554 Visitors; 4,124 Posts

This is a good start; but only a C felony?

Where I work, no one can freely assault ER staff, but psych inpatients can brutalize and even kill Psych staff and get off very lightly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Teresag_CNS has 34 years experience and works as a independent wound care expert, educator.

1 Like; 11,953 Visitors; 191 Posts

Only the Senate so far has passed this resolution; it remains to be seen what happens in the full state assembly. Hoping for the best....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Emergency RN has 30 years experience and works as a RN.

10,905 Visitors; 544 Posts

only the senate so far has passed this resolution; it remains to be seen what happens in the full state assembly. hoping for the best....

nysna needs to start acting like the cna. remember when the gov of california tried to repeal the hard fought gains of nurse to patient ratio, the cna immediately acted to work against everything else that the governor wanted. they showed up at rallies that had nothing to do with health care, booing the governor. they implored others to work against the governor, who subsequently lost or had to back down from the majority of his initiatives. the lesson arnold learned was, if you make a political enemy of a nurse, you're going to get what you bargained for.

nynsa needs to remind the full assembly that nurses are voters, and that any impasse on this bill caused by members of the nys assembly will invoke the voting wrath and fury of all of nynsa's voting members. nynsa should immediately release a list of the nys assembly on their website, and show where each assembly member stands on this bill. it should then undertake a mailer campaign, telling all the licensed nurses in new york state, how assembly members voted on this bill.

a registered nurse can be your best friend. but do us wrong, and we can also be your worst political nightmare.

support your nursing unions!

Edited by Emergency RN

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MarciCRN has 31 years experience and works as a Hospice Evaluator.

1,855 Visitors; 12 Posts

It's a good start. I had a 20's yo kid go off on my in the hospital a couple of years back...he was in for SSC and had a BIG attitude. he had been kicked off 2 different floors for this behavior during the same admission! Needless to say he was kicked off our floor too. The thing that bothered me most is he tried to get my sup to MAKE ME apologize for upsetting him! He went off because I didn't get a new urinal every time he used one. He cited he had insurance and I owed him. Guess what.....I didn't apologize other to say I'm sorry he felt as he did. I was afraid he'd come back for revenge, my manager kept me on the day shift because of his history. So Thanks NY for starting the protection process.

Edited by MarciCRN
changed mind

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 Likes; 57,224 Visitors; 10,263 Posts

So LPNs can still be attacked?

I'm confused.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
advertisement

3,358 Visitors; 109 Posts

So LPNs can still be attacked?

I'm confused.

That was actually my first thought after reading the article. What about the other non-RNs with direct pt contact?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Forever Sunshine has 7 years experience.

15,995 Visitors; 1,261 Posts

The article says

"The New York State Nurses Association commends the New York State Senate’s passage of S4018, an act to amend the penal law, making assault on registered nurses a Class C felony."

I dont know maybe they meant to put "licensed" instead of "registered"

But then it goes on to say

"In recognition of the vital services RNs and LPNs provide in dangerous settings, the Nurses Association strongly urges the Assembly to send the same message that violence will not be tolerated and pass its bill this session."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2,660 Visitors; 72 Posts

"In recognition of the vital services RNs and LPNs provide in dangerous settings, the Nurses Association strongly urges the Assembly to send the same message that violence will not be tolerated and pass its bill this session."

Sounds like the article could have been written a little better. I haven't read the bill, but I can't imagine that the legislative intent would be to protect RNs but not LPNs. The bill should include ALL hospital staff though- doctors, unit secretaries, CNAs, housekeeping (think of the messes they have to clean up after a patient has "gone off" often when the angry patient/family is still in the room). No one should have to tolerate that crap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

realnursealso/LPN works as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

1 Like; 18,368 Visitors; 783 Posts

That union acts like LPN's don't exist. I still remember their Ad campain, ask for a "REAL NURSE", ask for an RN. Thus, my name. So it doesn't surprize me that they put registered, not licensed, in their press release. They fight for staffing ratios, for RN's, in hospitals, but do nothing about the staffing in LTC, where many LPN's are responsible for far too many residents. They don't care about LPN's, only RN's.:twocents:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×