Who is the active shooter in a healthcare setting? No real profile exists, but research in other settings indicates there may be signs or indicators, according to a recent report by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
As a hospital patient or visitor demonstrates escalating frustration or agitation, there may be a narrow, closing window to defuse the situation before violence ensues. At South Nassau Communities Hospital (SNCH) in Oceanside, NY, it’s time to call “Code Grey.”
Injury prevention measures that reduce job risks to nurses and nurse assistants are urgently needed as part of a safety culture that emphasizes continuous improvement and resources such as patient lifting equipment and ongoing training, the Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) reports.
Is an employee at your facility diverting opioids or other drugs for personal use? If so, not only are they risking their own life, they are putting patients at risk of suffering in the absence of pain medication and outbreaks due to contaminated medications.