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More than half of ER nurses have been assaulted on job

USA Today, August 5, 2009
More than half of nurses who work in emergency departments report they've been physically assaulted on the job, according to an online survey of more than 3,000 ER nurses by the Emergency Nurses Association. Responding to the survey, the nurses said they have been spit on, hit, pushed, shoved, scratched, or kicked by patients while on duty.