Body cameras in health care: The debate

Is it appropriate for healthcare professionals to wear body cameras? Here are some pros and cons, according to those debating this issue: Pros Provide evidence in malpractice litigation Prompt better behavior by patients, families, and healthcare workers...

What works: Code green prevents workplace violence

Over the public-announcement system at our inner-city, 500-bed hospital you hear, “Code Green, Main 5, Room 506.” That’s probably not a code you’ve heard before. A Code Green tells the team that an agitated...
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Afraid at work

Sometimes certain people have personality problems — and anger problems. If that person happens to be in a position of authority, the result can be violence. This was, indeed, the situation at X University...
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Keeping nurses healthy, safe, and well

To keep patients healthy, safe, and well, registered nurses (RNs) have to be healthy, safe, and well themselves. Yet RNs face health, safety, and wellness risks unique to their profession. This article outlines how...

A bold call to action: Mobilizing nurses and employers to prevent and address incivility,...

As registered nurses (RNs), you probably agree that taking action to promote and sustain a culture of civility, respect, and safety is paramount to advancing the future of the nursing profession, to building a...

Learn more about how to prevent violence in the workplace

New multi-media training resource helps prevent workplace violence

ED nurses continue to be victims of workplace violence according to new report

The latest data from the “Emergency Department Violence Surveillance Study,” an ongoing survey study from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), show rates of physical violence and verbal abuse against nurses did not decrease between...

Defeating horizontal violence in the emergency department

The authors share how they defused horizontal violence in their ED.
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From Your ANA President

A perspective on trauma When nurses think of trauma, what most often comes to mind are patients who enter the health system for care after traumatic injuries—a fall, an assault, a motor vehicle accident, a...

Environement, health, and safety

Bullying is an abusive behavior that threatens the safety of healthcare workers. Nurses should examine their own interactions to see if they are exhibiting this undesirable behavior.

The Joint Commission issues sentinel event alert on preventing violence in the health care...

On June 3, The Joint Commission issued “Preventing violence in the health care setting,” a sentinel event alert. It includes prevention strategies and suggested actions. Read more at here.

Don’t tolerate disruptive physician behavior

No matter if you like - or fear - a doctor who behaves badly, you must report the incident for the sake of the staff, the patients, the institution.

Don’t tolerate disruptive physician behavior

No matter if you like - or fear - a doctor who behaves badly, you must report the incident for the sake of the staff, the patients, the institution.