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2018 nursing trends and salary survey results

What are your colleagues saying about workplace violence, bullying, and job satisfaction? RNs, as a whole, are a satisfied group. We’re satisfied with the nursing care we provide…

Advanced care of patients with cognitive impairment

In 2016 at PeaceHealth Saint Joseph Medical Center (PeaceHealth), a 256-bed facility in Bellingham, WA, a pattern emerged during a routine caregiver assault incident review. Most of the…
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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,…

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…

Building a successful behavioral emergency support team

Takeaways Healthcare workers experience more incidents of workplace violence compared to other professionals. A healthy work environment requires that nurses have the skills, tools, and support they need…

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.
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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,…

Home care safety

Home care is unique, placing nurses and other healthcare professionals in patients’ homes and personal space, and doesn’t include typical healthcare organization requirements.
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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…

Leaders’ role in stopping workplace violence

Develop a sustainable plan that includes support and follow-up. Takeaways: The key to a successful workplace violence prevention program begins at the top with strong policies endorsed by…
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Management of aggressive patient situations

Program development, implementation, and evaluation. Takeaways Workplace violence is a growing threat in healthcare worldwide and rates of verbal and physical assault correlate with patient contact time, placing…

On unsafe ground

A call for real change and policies to prevent violence against nurses By Susan Trossman, RN Healthcare facilities are a microcosm of society, where like the general population,…

Preventing workplace violence

Analyze, report, and educate to ensure staff and patient safety The stress and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated violence in our society. In January 2022,…
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She Went to Work

“As a Psych Mental Health RN and leader, the loss of life to workplace violence has taken my breath away yet again,” said Dr. Karen Adams DNP, RN, Nurse Manager…

Stopping workplace violence

The public witnessed the many challenges nurses faced during the peak 
of the COVID-19 pandemic, but other longstanding difficulties aren’t widely known, including workplace violence (WPV). This content…

Take the pledge to #EndNurseAbuse

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has launched the #EndNurseAbuse initiative to increase awareness of the serious problem of physical and verbal abuse against nurses. ANA partnered with Alex…

The role of nurses in firearm safety

Theoretical debates about gun violence disappear within the realities of practice: the emergency department (ED) nurse supporting a family who’s lost a loved one to suicide, the surgical…

Time to end nurse abuse

Resources and efforts to prevent workplace violence. Virtually every nurse has experienced or witnessed some degree of workplace violence. For Donna Fountain, PhD, RN, the first incident occurred…

Video surveillance and nursing workforce safety

This strategy can benefit both nurses and patients. Takeaways: Patient-engaged video surveillance is a reliable method to accurately determine the incidence of patient aggression and violence on the…
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Violence—It’s not “part of the job”

Advocacy is key to safer communities and workplaces. By Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Violence knows no boundaries. It spills into our streets, homes, and community…

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…

Workplace violence policy

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed several gaps in our healthcare system, including the ongoing challenge of nurse safety and workplace violence (WPV). Organizations that tracked data identified that incivility,…

Workplace violence: A nurse tells her story

It’s not okay, and it is a big deal. By Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN “Personal boundary violation is not part of our job description. That statement…

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