Monday, April 21, 2014

Nurse Stabbings Raise Questions On Hospital Violence

Nurse Stabbings Raise Questions On Hospital Violence
April 21, 2014 | By 

Violence against workers continues to plague U.S. hospitals, with two separate stabbings injuring two nurses in Los Angeles, one of them critically.

Police said Romero Carnalla of Los Angeles allegedly bypassed the weapons screening area at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar and stabbed a nurse several times in the torso, according to the Associated Press. Police took Carnalla into custody and recovered the knife used in the stabbing. The nurse is in critical condition at the hospital, according to the article.

Later that morning, another man, Thomas Fredette of Santee, walked into Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, grabbed a nurse and stabbed her in the ear with a sharp object, which police later determined was a pencil, the Associated Press reported. The nurse was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still investigating the motives for both attacks but don't believe the incidents are linked, according to the article.

Only a handful of states require that employers run workplace violence programs, study the issue or report incidents, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington, according to

Twenty states increased penalties for assaults on nurses, while Hawaii even passed a resolution urging employers to develop and implement standards of conduct and policies for managers and employees to reduce workplace bullying, according to the website. NursingWorld also provides states with a model state bill for violence prevention in healthcare facilities.

Earlier this month, two nurses in New York City were assaulted, leaving one of them with a critical head injury, prompting a call for further nurse education and training on recognizing potentially violent patients, FierceHealthcare previously reported.

To learn more:
- here's the 
- read the 
NursingWorld statistics
- check out the 
model bill

Thank You FierceHealthcare and Ms Sullivan.

And the Winner IS: (Italic Emphasis is In the original)
"People who are classified as SMI i.e. with schizophrenia or bipolar often experience violent incidents following a diagnosis of SMI, even though they don’t consume alcohol or use street drugs, nor having a past history of violence or command hallucinations to harm others."
Yes, you read that Right. The violence erupts Following the Diagnosis, from people Without a previous history of violence.
Observations in prison have also associated neuroleptic treatment with increased aggressive behaviour. Inmates were better able to control their aggression until they were prescribed neuroleptics and then the aggression rate almost tripled.12
If we weren't so busy Selling mental health we'd have a lot less 'Mental Illness' and its akathisiac concomitant, Violence.

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