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Emergency Department Security News - 2009

Hospital violence crackdown

Workplace Law Network (subscription) - ‎Sep 17, 2009‎

NHS Wales and the South Wales Police have vowed to work more closely on investigations into allegations of violence against NHS staff in Wales. ...

Crackdown on hospital violence

Ethiopian Review - ‎Sep 14, 2009‎

The police and health service have vowed to work closer together on investigations into allegations of violence against NHS staff in Wales. ...

 

1 in 12 hospital doctors suffer depression: survey

Mainichi Daily News - ‎Sep 7, 2009‎

The JMA plans to compile and distribute a pamphlet to promote streamlining of hospital operations and prevention measures for hospital violence to hospital ...

Patient with Weapon in Emergency Room Apprehended

Newstalk 1450 KBKW - David Haviland - ‎Aug 20, 2009‎

Aberdeen, WA – Tuesday evening an individual that had entered the Emergency Department's Triage area was observed to have, what appeared to be, ...

Hospital violence is rising

Lakeland Today - ‎Aug 20, 2009‎

Since April, two guards have been stationed in the hospital's accident and emergency department from 7pm–7am every day. Even allowing for the extra month of ...

AlliedBarton releases study on healthcare security staff

SecurityInfoWatch - ‎Aug 11, 2009‎

BY SIW EDITORIAL STAFF ATLANTA, Aug. 11 - Security staffing firm AlliedBarton Security Services released a new survey this week, which found knowledge of ...

ER can bring risks for Oklahoma nurses

NewsOK.com - Susan Simpson - ‎Aug 10, 2009‎

"There's a lot of violence in the emergency department, and some is directed occasionally toward the staff,” said Kim Moore, clinical director of Integris ...

The emergency room can be a dangerous place, if you're a nurse

Los Angeles Times - Tami Dennis - ‎Jul 30, 2009‎

Much of the violence was attributed to patients or visitors who were addled by drugs or alcohol, and to psychiatric patients. Contributing factors included ...

ER violence spurs Taser plan

Bangor Daily News - Meg Haskell - ‎Jul 29, 2009‎

For more than five years, she said, the hospital has hired Bangor police officers to safeguard the emergency department during the nighttime hours, ...

Maine Police Eye Hospital Taser WMTW.com

Tasers and Health Care Bangor Daily News

Hospital shooting points out dangers nurses face

KING5.com - Roberta Romero - ‎Aug 16, 2009‎

SEATTLE - An emergency room is a place of healing, but for the nurses who work there, at any moment it can be a place of ...

ER violence spurs Taser plan

Health workers' safety in spotlight

Tulsa World - Kim Archer - ‎Aug 18, 2009‎

Nothing as serious has happened during her 1 1/2-year tenure as emergency department director at St. John Medical Center. But nurses and emergency workers ...

Bangor Daily News - Meg Haskell - ‎Jul 29, 2009‎

For more than five years, she said, the hospital has hired Bangor police officers to safeguard the emergency department during the nighttime hours, ...

Maine Police Eye Hospital Taser WMTW.com

Tasers and Health Care Bangor Daily News

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Limerick security staff strike awaits SIPTU okay

Limerick Leader - Petula Martyn - ‎Jul 28, 2009‎

The accident and emergency department at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle has been the scene of violent altercations, and aggressive people ...

Topical anaesthesia reduces specialist unit referrals Irish Medical News

Bangor hospital to have Taser

Bangor Daily News - Dawn Gagnon - ‎10 hours ago‎

... benefit to officers, hospital staff, visitors, patients and the suspect during acts of violence that occur” in the emergency department, Gastia wrote. ...

Alegent Health Turns to ThinIdentity(TM) to Improve Caregiver ...

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Jul 28, 2009‎

Mercy Hospital's Emergency Department implemented physician order entry and online documentation within the last 60 days, and Roenfeld noted that "the ...

Female Employee Shot Outside ETMC

Tyler Morning Telegraph - Kenneth Dean - ‎Jul 20, 2009‎

"She's worked at the hospital for almost two years as an admitting clerk in the emergency department. Amber is an exemplary employee, a team player and is ...

ER Doctors Say Violence Must Be Attacked On Streets

KETV.com - ‎Jul 20, 2009‎

Each wave of violence brings a wave of stress to the emergency room. "It does have an impact on the flow of the emergency department," said Dr. Bob ...

Tighter security after assault on doctor at ward

New Straits Times - ‎Jun 1, 2009‎

... have been told to tighten security and not to allow any unauthorised persons into restricted areas, including the accident and emergency department. ...

ED Doctor assaulted on doctor at ward

New Straits Times - ‎Jun 1, 2009‎

... for the bruises he suffered in the assault," he said, adding that the problem of touts at the Accident and Emergency Department was a long-standing one. ...

Sutter ER changes follow man's death

Roseville Press Tribune - ‎14 hours ago‎

“As part of this effort, we have implemented improvements in emergency department procedures that assist us in providing appropriate screening, treatment, ...

New York City Emergency Room Death After 24 Hr Wait Yields $2M ...

AboutLawsuits.com - ‎May 28, 2009‎

... including Green's emergency room death. It also found incidents of patient-on-patient violence that went unaddressed by staff, fire safety concerns, ...

Woman sues hospital over police officer husband's arrest

West Virginia Record - ‎Apr 30, 2009‎

The woman says she came to the St. Francis emergency room on July 13, 2008 complaining of a persistent headache. After an evaluation, workers at the ...

Emergency's silent night at Cairns Base Hospital

Cairns Post - ‎Apr 28, 2009‎

THEY said Friday nights were a war zone, but with Cairns hotels calling last drinks at 11.30pm because of Anzac Day, the hospital's emergency department was ...

Pistol-Packin' Patients

EMS Magazine - ‎14 hours ago‎

After turning your patient over at the emergency department, have security take possession of the handgun, and get a receipt. ...

Henrico to create intervention teams for mental crises

Richmond Times Dispatch - ‎8 hours ago‎

Some unruly mental patients have inflicted serious harm on emergency-room physicians and staff. A new program based in Henrico County is aimed at avoiding ...

In Washington hospitals: Code blue will mean code blue
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Feb 11, 2009
code pink (which also meant child abduction. in some hospitals) If you're wondering about that last one, hospitals have also "paged" "Dr. Blaze" for a fire, ...

Abuse Is Found at Psychiatric Unit Run by the City
New York Times, United States - Feb 6, 2009
Mr. Aviles said the hospital had cut the average time in the emergency department to 8 hours from 27, and that the number of patients waiting seldom ...

Hospital violence rising
NEWS.com.au, Australia - Jan 26, 2009
Opposition mental health spokeswoman Vickie Chapman said more acute facilities were needed at Glenside Hospital to free up emergency department beds for ...

Forensic Nursing Program Has New Coordinator
North Central Ohio, OH - Jan 26, 2009
An assistant nurse manager in MedCentral Mansfield's maternity department before moving to the emergency department, Metcalf has been an employee since 2002 ...

Patient attacks nurse in ER
Worcester Telegram, MA - Dec 31, 2008
1 incident, a spokesman said security was beefed up at the emergency department. Additionally, a security presence is maintained in the emergency ...
Townsend man accused of attacking ER nurse Boston Herald
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Emergency room doctors say police use too much force
Examiner.com - Dec 29, 2008
... and the results of the current survey indicate that whatever information is being gleaned about police violence from emergency room physicians at the ...

Forensic Nursing
Ozarks First, MO - Nov 13, 2008
Victim advocates say patients can often be re-traumatized when in the emergency room. That's because along with immediate medial needs, doctors and nurses ...

Shocking violence at Coventry and Warwickshire hospitals
Coventry Telegraph, UK - Nov 12, 2008
Mr Mitchell, who has been involved in hospital security for 20 years, said: "Hospitals are a safe place, but they can be places where emotions run high and ...

Violence in ER a growing problem
Boston GlobeUnited States - Nov 11, 2008
"The number of episodes happening in the emergency department have decreased dramatically . . . despite the (patient) volume going up," he said. ...

Attacks on hospital staff are increasing
Northampton Chronicle & Echo, UK - Nov 6, 2008
Andy Watkins, hospital security manager, said: "The CRT course encourages staff to report assaults, and the extra training we carried out last year may have ...
More assaults on NHS staff Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
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Qld hospital overcrowding 'being addressed'
ABC Regional Online, Australia - Sep 30, 2008
Last week a paramedic was bashed by a frustrated patient after waiting two-and-a-half hours for treatment at the Cairns Base Hospital's emergency department ...
Union wants tougher penalties for paramedic assaults ABC Online
Long watch for ambo Cairns Post
Ambo kicked, but mental illness or 'ramping' to blame? Brisbane Times
Courier Mail
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YOUR OPINION: Nurses deserve more protection
The Patriot Ledger, MA - Sep 30, 2008
Violence in our emergency room is escalating, but we are not the only emergency room to experience the violence. Is it the nurse’s role to be battered? ...

Hospitals will take a look at dangers of street gangs
Asbury Park Press, NJ - Sep 30, 2008
Marybeth Kady, a nurse manager for the hospital's emergency department, said the training was an eye opener. "It's helped me to recognize what's just a ...

Patrols help curb drunken hospital abuse
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand
By CHARLIE GATES - The Press | Saturday, 06 September 2008 Police are patrolling Christchurch Hospital's emergency department (ED) to prevent drunken ...

New shooting, new failure by state’s mental health system
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Sep 3, 2008
"Anything you see in a state hospital or emergency room or acute setting, you see here," said Eric Harting, who has worked in the mental health field as a ...

Emergency Department in critical condition
Northern Rivers Echo, Australia - Aug 27, 2008
By Rudi Maxwell Dr Chris Ingall, a member of the executive of medical staff at Lismore Base Hospital, believes the hospital’s Emergency Department is ...
Baby waits four hours Daily Advertiser
Rudi Maxwell Northern Rivers Echo
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DHQ hospital tightens security, RGH, HFH unmoved
The News - International, Pakistan - Aug 22, 2008
He added that the DHQ hospital administration has taken all necessary measures to check entrance of unconcerned persons to wards and emergency department of ...

ER dangerous place with unruly patients
News-Leader.comMO - Aug 17, 2008
Cathy Homeyer, administrative director of the CoxHealth Emergency Department, was assaulted at a previous job in North Carolina. ...

Death of security officer shows dangers faced in emergency rooms
KY3, MO - Aug 7, 2008
It focuses not on the patient but on others who share with the emotional trip to the emergency department. “Families’ emotions raise with fear, ...

Patient attacks nurse over jab
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain - Aug 3, 2008
The man, believed to be in his 20s, started hurling abuses at Accident and Emergency Department staff after he was refused a morphine injection, ...

State hospital patient flees grounds
Statesman Journal, OR - Jul 18, 2008
The escapee reportedly surrendered to hospital security staff at 6:29 pm — eight minutes after he bolted. Oregon State Police were notified of the escape, ...

Hospital doctors working in fear
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - Jul 16, 2008
In January, Dr Bushby was working at a Melbourne hospital emergency department when a person affected by the drug "ice" bit him on the arm, which required ...

Nuisance patient jailed and banned from hospital
Bradford Telegraph Argus, UK - Jul 16, 2008
Rahman, of Turner Place, Great Horton, Bradford, kicked a doctor in the hospital’s accident and emergency department on October 27 last year. ...

Hospital security uses Taser to subdue patient
KCAU, IA - Jul 11, 2008
AP - July 11, 2008 6:05 PM ET RAPID CITY, SD (AP) - A 27-year-old Rapid City man says he'll fight assault charges filed against him after security guards at ...
Rapid City Hospital Security Uses Taser To Subdue Patient Yankton Daily Press (subscription)
Hospital security uses Taser to subdue patient Rapid City Journal
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City hospital beefs up security
Lebanon Daily News, PA - Jul 14, 2008
“We do from time to time have security issues at the emergency department with patients, which is why we have a security department,” he said. ...

Nurses face risk of workplace assaults
Kentucky.com, KY -
Jul 13, 2008
Emergency room nurses say
they also face the potential for violence from patients' family members. ”If you have families come in and their loved one has ...

Ignored Psych Patient Dies on Hospital Floor
ABC News - Jul 1, 2008
Esmin Green, 49, died while she waited for a bed at the Kings County Hospital Center Psychiatric Emergency Department. She was on the ground with people ...
Video: Video Shows Woman Dying on NY Hospital Floor
AssociatedPress

Woman ignored after she collapses, dies in NY hospital WFLX Fox 29
Caribbean American Institute Comes To Defense Of King`s County
CARIBWORLDNEWS.COM
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Body found near Overlake emergency room identified
Bellevue Reporter, WA - 18 hours ago
Hospital security personnel found him lying in the bushes about 30 yards west of the ambulance entrance to the emergency department around 11 pm Bellevue ...

Emergency departments face another boozy night
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - Jun 29, 2008
But the violence doesn't stop in the ambulance or on the way to the hospital. Doctors and nurses in our emergency departments clean up the mess, ...

Girl, 11, shot in face, boy also hit
Chicago Sun-Times, United States -
Jul 1, 2008
Deloris Myrick, of the 7600 block of South Paxton, was shot to death outside the emergency room at Jackson Park Hospital.

Attacks on staff in North still a problem
Irish Medical Times, Ireland - Jun 23, 2008
Security guards are now deployed at that hospital’s emergency department. This follows on from the fact that a number of nurses were attacked by drunken ...

Violence drives medics to quit
The Daily Yomiuri, Japan - Jun 7, 2008
Such cases suggest that one reason for the lack of doctors and nurses, an increasingly serious problem nationwide, is in-hospital violence. ...

Hospitals Strike for Two Hours, Protesting Violence
Arutz ShevaIsrael - Jun 1, 2008
... Fendel (IsraelNN.com) Surgeons around the country were on strike on Sunday, pushing off non-urgent operations in protest of increased hospital violence. ...

Security halts attack on nurse in St. John emergency department
Longview Daily News, WA - May 30, 2008
The hospital asked an outside security consultant, Longview police and the hospital’s security staff to do a thorough analysis of the Emergency Department’s ...

Nurses lobby for protection at work
Penrith PressAustralia - May 22, 2008
"Hospital security and nursing staff responded promptly and police were notified," Mr Gurr said. "The staff member received minor injuries and was treated ...

Emergency! New law seeks to curb violence against hospital workers
Charleston Gazette,  USA - May 18, 2008
Hospital and health-care leaders hope the new law will deter violence in the emergency room - and at other health-care facilities, such as doctors' offices, ...

Sydney hospital nurses impose work bans: not enough beds for the ...
World Socialist Web Site, MI - May 22, 2008
... hospital management agreed to all of the union’s demands including the hiring of security guards in the emergency department, alternative locations ...

21 hospital staff assaulted
Port Macquarie News, Australia - May 6, 2008
The union spokeswoman said violence and threats were not condoned. But they were part of working in a busy emergency department. ...

Lumberton ER to scan its patients
FayObserver.com, NC - 20 hours ago
LUMBERTONSoutheastern Regional Medical Center will implement a new security measure to deter potential problems in the emergency department beginning May ...

Hospital assault highlights security need
CBC.caCanada - May 1, 2008
The government has budgeted for a major redesign of the QEH emergency department, and Currie hopes that will help. That will begin in June. ...

Call for emergency dept security upgrade
The Age, Australia - Apr 29, 2008
Mr Holmes said nurses were "on edge about being able to protect other patients and visitors to the emergency department from similar assault". ...

Doctors fear violence from drug-fuelled patients
Herald Sun, Australia - Apr 29, 2008
A recent West Australian study found a disproportionately high 1.2 per cent of emergency room presentations involved amphetamines. AMA state vice-president ...

Prince of Wales Hospital nurses agree to security guards
Daily Telegraph, Australia - May 5, 2008
Private security officers will staff the hospital's emergency department and mental health patients taking up a bed will be assessed and assigned their own ...
Hospital assaults: the real emergency Manly Daily
21 hospital staff assaulted Port Macquarie News
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CAMC ER melee leads to 3 arrests
Charleston Gazette, WV - 11 hours ago
... and a woman struck someone with a telephone during the Thursday evening brawl in the Emergency Department's waiting room, police said. A CAMC security ...

Health security tightened
Port Lincoln Times, Australia - Apr 21, 2008
... accident and emergency department. The measures are being put in place with a grant of over $60000 from the health department, to improve security ...

Woman charged for assault
Bismarck Tribune,  USA - Apr 8, 2008
Officers were called to a Bismarck emergency room at 7:20 pm Saturday after a doctor had stitched up a wound on a man's head, Offerman said. ...

Violence part of life for NHS staff
BBC News, UK - Apr 8, 2008
It's happening on a weekday evening at a hospital emergency department in Gateshead. The nurses appeal for her to be quiet - she is upsetting other patients ...

Conviction and fine for Hospital guard assault
ABC Online, Australia - Mar 26, 2008
McKay and his partner were at the emergency department in the early hours of Monday January 28, with a friend who had broken his ankle. ...

Hospital installs security staff
BBC News, UK - Mar 19, 2008
The woman was slapped in the face by a drunken patient in the Accident and Emergency department. Two nurses in the same department were violently assaulted ...

Hospital violence results in charges
Canada.com, Canada - Mar 15, 2008
Charges have been laid after an enraged emergency room patient's rampage at Oilfields Hospital in Black Diamond forced a lock down two weeks ago. ...

Hospital installs security staff
BBC News, UK - Mar 19, 2008
The woman was slapped in the face by a drunken patient in the Accident and Emergency department. Two nurses in the same department were violently assaulted ...

Security guards at Causeway A&E
Coleraine Today, UK - Mar 19, 2008
Health Minister Michael McGimpsey has welcomed the deployment of security guards at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Causeway Hospital. ...

Tempers flaring in ER waiting room
Belleville Intelligencer, Canada - Mar 19, 2008
In October, city police arrested an angry female who caused about $10000 damage in the Belleville emergency department. The woman was charged with mischief. ...

Tighter security for QEH
The Nation Newspaper, Barbados - Mar 13, 2008
From yesterday, visitor access was restricted to the main entrance and the Accident & Emergency Department only, which will be opened 24 hours a day, ...

ER Violence on the Rise | KXNet.com North Dakota News
KXMCND - Mar 11, 2008
More patients are using the emergency room than ever before. That meansmore people under the influence of drugs and alcohol...and even..more violence (John ...

Spattered with blood
Edmonton Sun,  Canada - Mar 8, 2008
Registered nurse Rhonda Gariepy told court Poitras came into the emergency department about 5 am and said she had a cut on her finger and fellow nurse David ...

Security call after nurse attacks
BBC News, UK - Mar 6, 2008
Staff at the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine are demanding a security guard after an attack last week. Two nurses in the Accident and Emergency department ...

Nurses Call For Tightened Security
4ni.co.uk, UK - Mar 6, 2008
Two nurses in the Accident and Emergency department at the Causeway Hospital were violently assaulted by a pair of drunken women last week. ...

SMC doctors plan 'direct action' against daily assaults
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain - Mar 3, 2008
... Emergency Department by patients and their relatives. Several cases of assault have repeatedly been brought to the authorities' notice but each time, ...

NHS staff dial 999 10 times a month
Scotsman, United Kingdom - Feb 28, 2008
... on November 17. rama investigation into hospital violence last year focused on the ERI and in particular the case of convicted rapist Donald Gibson, ...

Pennsylvania Emergency Room Improves Security with Safe Room
Nurse.com, VA - Feb 25, 2008
Violence is prevalent.” The facts about ED workplace violence are startling. A 2006 survey conducted by the Emergency Nurses Association of more than 1000 ...

Hospital to screen ER patients
Bainbridge Post Searchlight, GA -
Feb 22, 2008
... Emergency Department for treatment and signs in at registration desk.
Information gathered includes patient name, date of birth, Social Security number, ...

Violent outburst at hospital quelled; Protester enters emergency ...
St. Catharines Standard, Canada - Feb 22, 2008
A security guard at the Queenston Street hospital said the woman walked through the emergency department doors around 11 am and simply started swinging the ...

Violent outburst at hospital quelled; Protester enters emergency ...
St. Catharines Standard, Canada - Feb 22, 2008
But she said hospital employees are trained to be ready for violence. Nurses and other emergency room staff, for example, wear personal alarms that send ...

3M Teams with Patient Care Technology Systems To Broaden 3M's ...
Earthtimes, UK - Feb 21, 2008
The company’s Amelior™ software suite includes AmeliorED™, a comprehensive emergency department information system, and automatic patient and asset tracking ...

VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS BECOMING A PROBLEM
Democrat Newspaper, St. Kitts and Nevis - Feb 22, 2008
The Ministry of Health condemns all acts of interpersonal violence including the latest incident which is one in a pattern of threats and intimidation ...

Drunks taking quarter of A&E weekend shift
Dorset Echo, UK - Feb 16, 2008
Dr Huppertz said drunk patients caused problems with violence at the hospital and admitted they could occasionally block beds needed by other patients. ...

Hospital assault
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain - Feb 11, 2008
Last month, Accident and Emergency department chairman Dr Jassim Al Mehza said he would demand at least BD500 a month danger money for doctors and nurses in ...

Petrified emergency department patients trapped Hospital knife rampage
St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, Australia - Jan 30, 2008
"From the time the man made the initial threat it was 15 minutes before security arrived and then three police vehicles," the witness said. ...

Advice on how to Address Intimate Partner Violence in a Clinical ...
Synapse, CA - Feb 1, 2008
Kaplan has worked in collaboration with the Family Violence Prevention Fund and she has developed a model Emergency Department intervention for intimate ...

Jury to decide whether Burks acted in self defense
Petoskey News-ReviewMI - Jan 24, 2008
18 in a confrontation during a traffic stop outside the doors to the emergency department.
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Accident and Emergency frontline staff in firing
Fermanagh Herald (subscription), UK -
Jan 23, 2008
BY MICHAEL BRESLIN The number of physical assaults on staff in the Accident & Emergency Department at the Erne Hospital for last month was double that for ...

Emergency Rooms in Critical Condition
HSToday (subscription), MD - Jan 16, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 16, 2008 - The new study, “Waits To See An Emergency Department Physician: US Trends And Predictors, 1997-2004,” published in the ...

Taser use:
SunJournal.com (subscription), ME
Third use involved a suicidal man at Rumford hospital acting aggressive and throwing things around inside the emergency room. Suspect failed to comply with ...

MAJ condemns attack on nurse
Jamaica Observer, Jamaica - Jan 11, 2008
According to Dr Wright-Pascoe, there has been an alarming increase in the daily attendance rate at the accident and emergency department at the Bustamante ...


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