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Closing the Nurse Safety Gap

Concerned that patient safety initiatives are eclipsing concerns over workforce safety, a nursing leader is working to spread awareness about needlestick injuries and violence in the workplace.

1 comments on "Closing the Nurse Safety Gap"
Anonymous (4/18/2012 at 2:21 PM)

Culture of safety in my hospital certainly does not apply to nurses when they are sometimes attacked by intoxicated patients who come to our ER. Apparently, intoxication is an excusable "medical condition" that is somehow acceptable without consequences for this behavior. I wonder how acceptable it would be if the same intoxicated person attacked or punched an innocent bystander in a public place outside of the hospital setting. Certainly more needs to be done to protect medical staff.