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Emergency Department Security News Archive [2004 - 2007]
WE WORK IN FEAR OF PATIENTS ATTACKING US thisisgloucestershire.co.uk, UK - Dec 27, 2007 Tom
Llewellyn, who is clinical director of the trust's emergency department,
says many staff don't feel safe working in A&E. Mr Llewellyn, who has
worked in ...
tightens security in its emergency room Barre Montpelier Times Argus, VT -Dec 26, 2007 ... a Vermont State Police
trooper who had accompanied another trooper to the hospital's emergency
department to interview the victim of an assault. ...
step up security Asheville
Citizen-Times, NC -Dec 24, 2007 Assaults on
hospital staff, infant abductions and emergency room fracases have
increased nationwide, Aldridge said. “Statistically since 1983, we’ve had ...
shocks our hospitals Melbourne
Herald Sun, Australia - Dec 7, 2007 Dr Parnis said the Brumby Government should make attacks on emergency
room workers aggravated offences that carried bigger fines and longer jail
hospital guards armed with Tasers National
Post, Canada -Dec 4, 2007 An emergency
room doctor in Fort McMurray, Alta., wants security
guards armed with Tasers or pepper spray to deal with
escalating violence inside this ...
ER more violent: doc Fort McMurray Today, Canada -Nov 30, 2007 “Violence
in the emergency department has spiked and we had quite a busy weekend,”
said Dufresne Thursday. “Four people were hauled away
by security and one ...
Cops to guard A
& E NW
Evening Mail, UK -Nov 30, 2007 POLICE will
patrol the corridors of FurnessGeneralHospital in a major crackdown on
Christmas violence. Determined to end drunken and drug-fuelled attacks ...
Real-Life Drama Of The Emergency Room CBS
3, PA - Oct 31, 2007 Read more
is an every day job for some. On the front lines are the doctors and nurses who ...
in hurry' attacks doctor Gulf
Daily News, Bahrain -Oct 23, 2007 By MANDEEP
SINGH POLICE were called over yet another assault
on a doctor at the Salmaniya Medical Complex Accident
and Emergency Department yesterday. ...
Man with gun
in ER is charged AshtabulaStar-Beacon, OH -Oct 24, 2007 The nurse notified hospital security. The security guard went
to the emergency room and unloaded the double-barrel .38-caliber Derringer
Zealand Herald Radio New
Zealand, New Zealand -Oct 15, 2007 There are also reports that some new employees at DunedinHospital are quitting within a
week because of abuse from staff in the emergency department. ...
workers are being abused Cambridge
Evening News, UK -Oct 8, 2007 SHOCKING
new figures reveal the levels of violence and intimidation the region's
hospital workers endure as they try to help patients. ...
held after brawl Gulf
Daily News, Bahrain -Oct 3, 2007 The alleged drug addicts argued with doctors in the Accident and Emergency
Department, after demanding two days off work, sources told the GDN. ...
Nurses worry about
hospital safety Nunatsiaq News, Canada -Sep 27, 2007 Another time, an agitated man tore apart the emergency
department, resisted the efforts of five RCMP officers who were called to
restrain him and sent …
Nurse attacked at the MED WREG, TN -Sep 18, 2007 Police say
28 year old Timothy Shipp demanded a nurse's attention in the MED'semergency department. When he was told she'd
attend to him after another ...
Woman arrested in ER
Eagle, MA -Sep 20, 2007 As the officers escorted Swann to their police cruiser, she kicked
toward the emergency department's registered nurse as he walked by them.
Nurse attacked at the MED WREG, TN - Sep 18, 2007 Police say
28 year old Timothy Shipp demanded a nurse's attention in the MED'semergency department. When he was told she'd
attend to him after another ...
doctor charged with sexual assault Hindustan
Times, India -Aug 10, 2007 ... 2003 to April 2005 as a
senior house officer and from May 2006 to the present day as a specialist
registrar in the Accident and Emergency Department. ...
tries to treat hospital violence OregonLive.com, OR -Aug 7, 2007 Perhaps the bigger change is that the new law will launch a
detailed, statewide tally of hospital violence. The state will collect
information about each ...
nurses take self-defence Sunday Times.au, Australia - Jul 28, 2007 Royal Perth
Hospital's acting emergency department manager Michelle Johnston
said the growing use of drugs in society, particularly crystal methamphetamine ...
Abuse of hospital
staff prompts security boost ABC
Online, Australia -Jul 20, 2007 Clinical
nurse Barry Paton works in the emergency
department and says staff are being subject to verbal and attempted
physical abuse almost every shift. ...
boozing trebles A&E admissions SouthLondon.co.uk, United Kingdom -Jul 20, 2007 The study
showed that in March 2005 there were 79 alcohol-related visits to the
hospital's emergency department, accounting for just three per cent of all ...
grievances part of job Daily
Telegraph, Australia -Jul 17, 2007 In an emergency department, it's usually the patients.
Waiting for eight hours to be seen by anyone, let alone a doctor, is bound to
fray nerves. ...
upgrades to BC's busiest ER complete CBC New
Brunswick, Canada -Jul 17, 2007 The emergency
department at VancouverGeneralHospital said it's hoping that
major renovations completed Monday will decrease wait times and increase safety ...
conditions at hospitals deplorable The
News-Press, FL -Jul 17, 2007 My second concern is the emergency room at Cape CoralHospital. Granted they usually
have an overload of many different illnesses; however, they seem to be ...
costs Americans $70 billion Courier, NJ -Jun 28, 2007 The
researchers used national statistics on mortality, medical expenditure and hospital
emergency department records, insurance claims, labor statistics, ...
reports sexual assault Council
Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, IA - Jun 18, 2007 ... Bluffs woman reported
an alleged sexual assault Saturday at while being treated in
the Alegent Health Mercy Hospital Emergency
left nurse at risk for HIV
Boston Herald, United States -Jun 10, 2007 But, she
said, the hospital requires access cards to enter high-security areas, such as
the emergency department. There are panic buttons for staff, ...
for man who abused NHS staff Oldham
Advertiser - Oldham,England,UK
An NHS statement said that his abusive behaviour began in 2002 when he was being
taken to the accident and emergency department at the Royal Oldham
should report crime victims: police CBC Nova
Scotia, Canada - Apr 19, 2007 Police in
Halifax say it's time doctors started letting investigators know when a patient
treated at the emergency department is possibly the victim of a ...
Trauma Staffers Say Violence
Is Rising KETV.com, NE - May 3, 2007 "It's
the loss of a life, loss of so much potential, it's very sad," said emergency
room director Wesley Grigsby. "Unfortunately, right now, we're seeing an...
Cutting-edge security Florida Today - Melbourne,FL,USA
"For instance, we've created a video series that focuses on
workplace violence in different areas of the hospital."
Health First also has closed-circuit ...
Rights Week Proclamation Fox 12
Boise, ID -Apr 19, 2007 "Now,
sexual assault forensic examiners will be able to provide care to
victims in an environment outside of the busy, hectic emergency department.
Florida Today, FL -
Apr 17, 2007 "For
instance, we've created a video series that focuses on workplace violence
in different areas of the hospital." Health First also has
April Nursing News and
Research Briefs Newswise (press release) - Apr 6, 2007 When
comparing usual care and screening of women seeking emergency department
(ED) care at a major hospital, the authors of “Intimate Partner Violence
bear brunt of raging ice addiction Sydney
Morning Herald, Australia -Apr 1, 2007 "At
this hospital over the last five or six years, we have experienced a
tsunami of ice cases descending on the emergency department," the
director of drug ...
needs help with violent patients NorthJersey.com, NJ - Hospital
is not limited to Bergen Regional. In 2005, cases of patient-on-staff violence
in New Jersey private hospitals were recorded for 76 of ...
Move on violence
Nelson Mail, New Zealand -Mar 22, 2007 Frontline
staff at NelsonHospital are being trained to
screen patients for signs of domestic violence in a move applauded by
police and social services. ...
Bonner checks himself into Louisville hospital New Albany Tribune - IN,USA
The man accused of attacking several staff members at Clark Memorial Hospital after hearing that his son had died checked
himself into a Louisville hospital Monday. Police say Bonner and his two sons attacked staff members at Clark Memorial
Hospital’s emergency room on March 11 after hearing of the death of Bonner’s son ... See all stories on this topic
Hospital nurses ratify contract Boston
Globe, MA - ... address what they say
is the growing problem of workplace violence against nurses, most often
by patients in the emergency room or psychiatric ward. ...
strain hospitals Western
Australia Post Newspapers, Australia -Feb 9, 2007 Dr Frank
Daly, head of emergency at RoyalPerthHospital, said a quarter of all emergency
department (ED) admissions at the hospital were for drug problems. ...
incidents were mostly minor MetroWest Daily News, MA -Feb 6, 2007 "If
something arises in the emergency department, security is always
there," said Terri McDonald, spokesman at Milford Whitinsville Hospital. ...
Amputee accused fights guard Stuff.co.nz, New
Zealand -Jan 23, 2007 Burton, who
has had his leg amputated after being shot by police, was re-admitted to the emergency
department to check his wound and have his dressing ...
slings blood on wife and nurse Sherman
Denison Herald Democrat, TX - Jan 17, 2007 Hospital
was called to restrain the Durant man. After the man was treated, he was taken
to Bryan County Jail where he was booked on charges of ...
accused of sex crime in hospital The
Express Times, PA -Dec 7, 2006 ... 1 after she arrived at
the emergency department and was placed in an examination area. ...
Crouse said the sexual assault wasn't reported until Oct....
at hospital are fined This Is
Lancashire, UK -Nov 22, 2006 ... fines after misbehaving
in the accident and emergency department at the RoyalBoltonHospital. ...in the UK - to reduce disorder
and violence against staff in ...
can report crimes too Beloit
Daily News, WI -Nov 20, 2006 ... assault, said Sherry
Green, Director of the Emergency Department at SwedishAmericanHospital in Rockford ... Green said reporting violence is
an effective way of ...
in brief from the Philadelphia area NEPA
News, PA - 2 hours ago ... jury a man who killed a
Newtown police officer and wounded two people in a shooting in a hospital emergency
room deserves the ... "He reveled in his own violence. ...
targeted ChronicleHerald.ca, Canada -Nov 16, 2006 ...violence, said
sometimes patients and their families take their frustrations out on nurses.
"There was an occasion when I worked in the emergency room when ...
health: The emergency room Young
People Now, UK -Nov 14, 2006 ... "A lot of those
who have been physically assaulted or subject to violence may just want
to come and receive treatment and then go," says Poyton.
Struggling to stay healthy Long
Beach Press-Telegram, CA - Nov 14, 2006 ... At Memorial Medical
Center, of about 80,000 emergency room visits, half were ... in
places where family stresses are compounded by poverty, violence, and
death rekindles debate on Tasers Charleston
Post Courier (subscription), SC - Oct 3, 2006 ... Stanfield said Black
told deputies and an emergency room doctor that he had smoked ...
had a long list of arrests in connection with violent assaults, burglary
LGH increases focus on domestic
Newspapers, PA -Oct 10, 2006 By Susan E.
Lindt. LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - Felecia Ezell, 34,
was raped, stabbed, beaten and pushed from a third-floor window in 2000, when
she was pregnant. ...
Emergency Department News - July, August, September 2006
cost to A&E of drunk patients Milton
Keynes Citizen, UK -Sep 12, 2006 ... domestic violence
and child abuse. ... more ». A SINGLE patient has been
admitted drunk to Milton Keynes General Hospital's Accident and Emergency
Department a ...
home employee charged with assault Myrtle
Beach Sun News, SC -Sep 15, 2006 ... Sheriff's deputies were
called to a hospital emergency room Tuesday evening to investigate an
assault, and the case was turned over to SLED. ...
Options exist for sexual
assault victims Northern
Star Online, IL -Sep 7, 2006 ... members are also
trained in hospital emergency rooms ... The emergency
department is the first responder in cases ... into the state under
the Violence Protection Act ...
may bar visitors in hoodies Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand -Aug 28, 2006 ... that violence,
abuse and intimidation, along with any other unacceptable behaviour,
will not be tolerated.".WellingtonHospital's emergency departmentservice
Protect the public
with up-to-date bulletins Roanoke
Times, VA - Aug 25, 2006 ... emergency room nurse at
a local hospital, we had ... man was brought in handcuffs to the emergency
department. ...has become one where
indiscriminate violence is far ...
Patient attacks security
Forester - Ontario, Canada ... called to the hospital emergency room, where a patient who
had been undergoing a psychiatric assessment had assaulted one of the hospital’s
hospital overhauls emergency call system OHS
Canada - Toronto,ON,Canada ... current "code white" personal alarms located in various
departments within the hospital. ...whether
or not such technologies can address workplace violence in a ...
rise on hospital staff This Is
Lancashire - Blackburn,England,UK ... police base in the accident and emergencydepartment,
which has ... The number of security guards at the hospital has ...
to prevent any form of violence against staff ...
of Emergency Medicine in Tennessee Bristol
Herald Courier, TN -Jan 10, 2006 ... for having one of the
highest rates of annual emergencydepartment visits per ...
substance abuse treatment programs, and a lack of domestic violence,
child abuse ...
leave a long echo in Toronto Toronto
Star, Canada - ... Michael's emergencydepartment waiting for news on my brother's condition when I caught a ...
would make people think a little more before acting on this violence. ...
Hospital tackles violence head-on MyTown Bay of Plenty, New Zealand - ... one of the three worst
hot spots for violence in the Western Bay of Plenty - fuelled mainly by
boozed or drugged people turning up at the emergencydepartment. ...
ED takes zero tolerance
approach to violence Scoop.co.nz
(press release), New Zealand - ...Tauranga
Hospital emergencydepartment nurse manager, MaramaTauranga, says that a “Zero ... and nursing
staff need to have zero tolerance of violence if they ...
stations for our medicos Tamworth
Northern Daily Leader, Australia -Jan 15, 2006 ... She said a lot of the
patients who visit the emergencydepartment over the Festival ...
"The Festival is a fairly passive event without too much violence
and it's ...
attack on hospital doctor Belfast Telegraph
- United Kingdom ... illustration of the high threat of violence against Northern ...Security staff were unable to help as they were ... in to the
accident and emergencydepartment had to ...
Review after mayhem at hospital Belfast
Telegraph - United Kingdom ... SECURITY measures in the A&E department of one of Northern Ireland's busiest hospitals
are to be reviewed after a weekend incident resulted in four nurses being sent home suffering from shock.
hospital shuts A&E Belfast
Telegraph - United Kingdom
The high threat of violence faced constantly by Northern ... the
rampage in the accident and emergencydepartment of the ...Security staff were unable to help as they ...
The accusation follows a serious assault on a nurse by a patient in the hospital's accident and emergency unit this week.INO spokesman Philip McAnenly
said today that no security
staff were present during ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer -- Starting today, St. Mary Medical Center will separate people in police custody from others in its emergency room. A
Newtown police officer was killed and another officer and a hospital worker were wounded in a shooting in the ER on
The designated area will be secured by police from surrounding towns with the help of hospital security personnel.
Guards at the hospital are not armed.
Posted on Fri, Oct. 07, 2005
By Ira Porter
Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Violence against emergency department workers, like the recent violent abduction of the emergency medicine resident Abby Lockhart in the television drama “ER,”
may be more fact than fiction. A new study to be published online today by Annals of Emergency Medicinefinds verbal threats, physical assault and even stalking are not
uncommon workplace problems for emergency physicians. (Workplace Violence: A Survey of Emergency Physicians in the State of Michigan).
POSTED: April, 2005
Terrorism: Questions & Answers - Council on Foreign Relations - In Cooperation with the Markle Foundation
Hospital Emergency Rooms: What would make emergency rooms better prepared?
Experts say the most important element is an effective response plan Other measures include:
conducting drills based on attacks with germs, gases, and radiation;
training staff to recognize symptoms resulting from various bioweapons, determine the appropriate treatment,
protect themselves, isolate patients, and administer vaccines;
expanding “surge capacity”—the ability to treat many patients simultaneously during a crisis;
Hospital murders spark safety crisis From TIMESONLINE - Adam Sage in Paris - The French Health Minister summoned a crisis meeting on safety in public hospitals last night after the gruesome double murder of a psychiatric
nurse and a care assistant in southern France. Amid a wave of revulsion over the death of the two women at Pau general psychiatric hospital, one of whom was decapitated,
Philippe Douste-Blazy pledged urgent measures to reinforce security for all medical personnel.
Emergency services prepare for disaster (Fort Bragg, December 2, 2004) — Community disasters come in many forms and can strike at any time.
Earthquakes, fires, floods and even tsunamis come to mind as possible natural disasters on the coast. Accidents,
chemical spills, explosions, bioterrorism, infectious disease and food borne toxic botulism are some others.
Fort Bragg Advocate-News
-- by CONNIE KORBEL Of the Advocate
POSTED: 2 December, 2004 - Last Updated: Thursday, December 02, 2004 - 8:06:41 AM PST
(New York-WABC, November 19, 2004) — A woman was slashed as she got treatment inside of a local hospital.
Worse yet, it happened even though she had an order of protection against her attack.
How could it happen?