Safety

Do you feel safe in your healthcare facility?

Hospital Safety Insider, December 23, 2010

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The September shooting at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore left some healthcare workers pondering the same question: Are healthcare facilities a safe place to work?

Recently, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) ran a blog post about which healthcare workers are most likely to be assaulted. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study and after looking at government statistics, found that the rate of assaults in healthcare facilities is fairly high. Nursing home staff, ICUs, emergency departments, and psych units are amongst the higher risk of assault, the WSJ reported.

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