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  1. You go to work each day to save lives. You face obstacles like short staffing and high patient workloads because it’s your job. Your family knows you’ll be gone for 12+ hours a day and not to hug you until you take off your work clothes, so they aren...
  2. The prevalence of drink spiking has made us hesitant to leave a drink unattended in public places. It’s a scary thought that someone could put alcohol, “date rape drugs” or other substances into your drink without you having a clue. Now, reports of...
  3. In 2018, TIna Suckow, a 49-year old nurse, was brutally beaten by a patient at a state mental facility in Iowa. Suckow had been employed there for over 4 years when the incident occurred. A “code red” alert was issued, and multiple staff members resp...
  4. The number of hospital-related shootings has consistently increased over the past 10 years. Once thought of as “the unthinkable”, active shooter events can happen anytime, anywhere in any healthcare setting in today’s world. In 2016, OSHA updated he...
  5. GilaRRT

    Culture of Violence

    I walk down the spiral staircase from my third-floor room to the operations room, the nerve center of our operation. Our operations coordinator is busy talking on the phone while he feverishly types in data on his computer. One of our doctors is stan...
  6. Hi all, I am looking for some thoughts here on the high-anxiety I’m facing as a new grad RN. I work in a busy inner-city ER that sees a fair amount of COVID, as well as a high amount of psych disorders in our local population; this area also serves o...
  7. Our professor gave an article (published in 2005) to read. We will discuss it tomorrow. It is about colleague violence in nursing. There is a passage in it: Theories abound Researchers have proposed several theories to explain horizontal violen...
  8. Dear Nurse Beth, I am a Traveling Nurse. I genuinely love what I do. I take assignments that are in the psychiatric setting. On August 1st when coming on for my 7p to 7a shift; my charge nurse and I received the news we were getting a Covid ...
  9. SafetyNurse1968

    What Does #MeToo Really Mean? Pt2

    METOO???April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so what better time to discuss how you can help end sexual violence. Imagine a world in which human beings didn’t have to worry about being sexually assaulted. That’s what #MeToo is really all about. T...
  10. Enough with the violence

    I work on a concurrent disorders unit {addictions/acute mental health}. We have had one hell of a year. We had an off service admission for 8 months {an adult autistic male high on the spectrum that was extremely violent}. Here, I find myself, one of...
  11. Silent No More Foundation

    Introducing #SilentNoMore

    Warning: graphic content contained in the beginning of this article. To avoid it but still read the main part of the article, scroll to below the quote box. {End of graphic content.} You’ve probably noticed that violence happens a lot where we work....
  12. Nurses across the state of Illinois are demanding change. While Illinois House Bill 2064 aims to deliver nurse staffing ratios, nurses speak out to raise awareness of a variety of patient and staff safety concerns. Channel 5 Chicago aired an intervie...
  13. Nurses in Texas are turning to lawmakers for relief from workplace violence. Kimberly Curtin, remembers being punched in the head as a young nurse in the ER. Not only was the event terrifying, but what a fellow nurse said to her may have been worse, ...
  14. This is a good article I saw on USA Today, it was on their homepage for a few hours before it got bumped for something else (we are just nurses after all not that newsworthy). The article does well showcasing example of violence towards nurses in hot...
  15. Covid Abuse!

    A man in Canada has punched a nurse in the face for giving his wife a Covid vaccine. Just wondering what sort of abuse has other nurses suffered from the public or even patients and it doesn't have to be just giving Covid vaccines. Man pu...
  16. A Sister Never Forgets

    I filled the anniversary of Adam's murder with busy things so that I would not have to think about it so deeply. How does one mark the day when everything changed forever? It has taken me most of my life to see past the violent details of the day. So...
  17. Silent No More Foundation

    Security Won't Stop The Violence

    Download allnurses Magazine "What if we hire more security at night?” This suggestion is a natural conclusion that many people suggest when discussing violence in hospitals. This particular person was Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), ...
  18. Ruby Vee

    Ask Me If I'm Safe At Home

    My husband and I shared the same PCP. After my first visit to the practice, no one ever asked me again whether I was safe at home. I wasn’t. But no one asked because everyone had met my husband, the handsome, charming life of the party. The guy t...
  19. Violence is rampant across low-income black neighborhoods across the nation as police have withdrawn from their communities. Within inner cities, street violence is reaching historic proportions and the perpetrators are as young as ten in Chicago. Ch...