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- Should ER docs carry weapons?
Thomas A. Smith, CHPA, CPP, is president of Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc., in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and was formerly director of hospital police and transportation at University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill. In this guest column, he discusses patient violence and debates the pros and cons of arming ER staff to protect themselves.
- An emergency drill up close
Realistic HAZMAT exercise at Winchester Hospital tests ER response and communication skills
- Survey shows patient safety leaders lack detailed, real-time harm data
Could better technology improve the way hospitals detect and respond to patient harm?
- Man texted threats to attack doctor with baseball bat
A Stamford, Connecticut man was arrested Oct. 2 after he repeatedly texted an employee at Stamford Hospital and threatened to smash a doctor in the head with a baseball bat, according to a report in the Stamford Daily Voice news website.
- Conducting an effective emergency drill
The Joint Commission will check to make sure you're ready for a crisis. We'll show you how to drill for one properly
- Man safe after threatening jump from hospital roof
A man who threatened to jump from a Miami hospital parking garage Sept. 26 is safe, according to a report in the Miami Herald.
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