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Medical personNel security

 

By the numbers:

Reprinted with permission from Massachusetts Nurses Association
 

  • Workplace violence affects an estimated 1.7 million U.S. employees directly and millions more indirectly each year
  • Forty-eight percent of all non-fatal assaults in the U.S. workplace are committed by health care patients
  • Nurses and other personal care workers are at the highest risk. Health care workers suffer violent assaults at a rate 4 times higher than other industries; for nurses and other personal care workers, this rate jumps to 12 times higher than other industries.
  • In a 2004 survey of Massachusetts nurses, 50 percent indicated they had been punched at least once in the last two years; 44% reported frequent threats of abuse (9 or more times in the last two years); and 25- 30% were regularly or frequently pinched, scratched, spit on or had their hand or wrist twisted. The majority of acts were inflicted by patients; and furniture, pencils, pens, and medical equipment, and even hypodermic needles were most often used as weapons
  • Over half of those reporting said they later had difficulty concentrating on their job. Only 40% of the nurses had reported the incidents to management
  • Physicians are also at risk. In one study of Emergency physicians, 75% said they had been threatened in the last year, 28% had experienced at least one assault, and 18% had obtained a gun to protect themselves. Twelve percent were confronted outside of the
 
 
 
“Violence is a public health problem of epidemic proportion.
The danger to health care providers in professional settings escalates
as violence moves off the streets and into the medical setting. ”
— The American College of Emergency Physicians
 
 
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Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, Personal Care Assistants, Activity Professionals, Admissions, Security, Maintenance Workers, Housekeepers, Dietary Workers, Mental Health Workers, Social Workers, Clergy, Volunteers, Physicians, etc. Any staff that comes in contact with your clients, patients or customers should attend this course.

 
CQD can provide on-site mobile training teams for your medical staff and at the same time provide instructor certification training anywhere in the United States and world. CQD training programs are between 6-8 hours for two consecutive days in and are tailored to meet the needs of your clients, customers and patients and fulfill state requirements. When booking a seminar, please email us the link to your state regulations.