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Hospital security questioned after influx of intoxicated patients

Hospital Safety Insider, November 4, 2010

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Intoxicated patients are causing hospital staff to second guess security measures at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, PA.

A study done by the Emergency Nurses Association during the summer of 2010 showed that more than 50% of emergency room nurses have experienced physical violence from intoxicated patients including being hit, spit on, shoved, or kicked.

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