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ED Nurses Still Wear a Bullseye for Workplace Abuse



There isn't much good news in the latest nationwide survey of workplace violence against emergency department nurses. They rank with cops and prison guards when it comes to on-the-job verbal and physical abuse, and the needle hasn't moved in the last two years.



3 comments on "ED Nurses Still Wear a Bullseye for Workplace Abuse"
katsclark (11/16/2011 at 2:40 PM)

especially physician assaults, that is offensive!!! Because it is more tragic when a physician gets hit???? I have been assaulted more times than I can remember and I find it just as tragic, as when ANY other coworkers get assaulted.
Lauren Price (11/15/2011 at 5:23 PM)

If senior leadership doesn't respond to assaults on nurses, how is the plan to just "change it" going to be effective? Nurses don't report because those who do are usually labeled troublemakers. In this new era of the patient always being right and satisfaction-based reimbursement, filing a charge isn't viewed as the appropriate response. Until that attitude changes, we are stuck.
DVB (11/14/2011 at 2:06 PM)

And the third lesson is taking steps to prevent it from happening to nurses in the first place.