Healthcare Workers Face Violence “Epidemic”
Coutré, L. (2019). Healthcare Workers Face Violence “Epidemic”. Modern Healthcare.
The author describes findings from interviews with healthcare executives from Ohio who referred to healthcare workplace violence as an “epidemic” and describe confiscating high numbers of weapons from patients and visitors in recent years. Those systems were considering metal detectors, de-escalation training, and apps for personnel to use to notify others they are safe or in dangerous situations.