7% of physicians and 11% of nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants had experienced sexual harassment.
As of January 1, CMS eliminated the paper version of the form to report patient deaths associated with restraint or seclusion.
Healthcare compliance changed quite a bit in the last decade. For one thing, fire safety moved into the current millennium with the adoption of the 2012 versions of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code® (LSC) and NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code®.
On Nov. 11, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Services Act of 2019.
Half of general surgery residents reported experiencing workplace harassment at least a few times a year, with much of the mistreatment coming from patients and their families, and attending surgeons.
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Carefully review whether you want to allow security officers to carry conducted-electrical weapons (CEW) such as Taser® devices on your facility grounds.
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“The timing couldn’t be better to train staff to recognize these victims,” says TJC associate director Elizabeth Even, MSN, RN, CEN
Have staff employ these tips and strategies when interacting with patients to decrease tensions and improve patient care.