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Nursing Serious Wounds

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by CapeJaz CapeJaz (Member)

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UM Review RN is a ASN, RN and specializes in Utilization Management.

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I applaud the trend in calling the law on these types of patients or visitors.

Confused patients have injured me a few times, but someone who's a/o X 3?

No way.

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jmgrn65 has 16 years experience as a RN and specializes in cardiac/critical care/ informatics.

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I agree patient that know what they are doing need to be held accontable for the actions as well as family members/visitors. we do not get combat pay.

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santhony44 is a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in FNP, Peds, Epilepsy, Mgt., Occ. Ed.

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I applaud the trend in calling the law on these types of patients or visitors.

Confused patients have injured me a few times, but someone who's a/o X 3?

No way.

I agree. 10-20 years ago, at least where I was, being hurt by someone who knew what they were doing was unheard-of. I've been kicked, pinched, etc. but never by someone I believed was truly responsible for his or her actions.

Whether it's a patient or a visitor, they need to be held accountable every single time. Once word gets out that hurting a health care professional will get you jail time, this behavior will stop.

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Spritenurse1210 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg.

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YEAH!!!! Why should we allow ourselves to be beaten up. If they hit a police officer its an felony!!! why not extend the same courtasy to the nurses

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sanctuary has 45 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in pure and simple psych.

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There are some states that have passed laws that mandate reporting all assaults on nursing staff, and that is the first step. Then we need the courts (DA) to prosecute the offender as if the event happened to a waitress at Denny's. Nothing special, just simple prosecution of assaults. Thanks.

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