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Patient attack leaves Minnesota hospital staffer with seizures

Hospital Safety Insider, April 21, 2016

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In a sobering reminder of the damage patient violence can cause, a security staff member of a hospital in St. Peter, Minn., has been left suffering seizures after a teen she was helping viciously attacked her nine months ago, according to an April 7 report from KMSP-TV.

Kaija McMillen, 25, was working as a security counselor in July 2015 with the mentally ill at the State Security Hospital when a teen patient with a history of violence lashed out. McMillen was part of a team of three trying to get the young man out into a courtyard to calm down when he snapped, according to the report.

Also according to the TV station's report, the man punched her in the face and grabbed her by the hair and threw her head against a brick wall a couple times. After being kneed me in the back of the head, she lost consciousness. She is alert, but her brain is being monitored around the clock inside a hospital room at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

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