Half of ER Nurses Suffer Patient Abuse

More than half of nurses who work in emergency departments report they've been physically assaulted on the job, according to an online survey of more than 3,000 ER nurses by the Emergency Nurses Association. Responding to the 69-question survey, the nurses said they have been spit on, hit, pushed, shoved, scratched or kicked by patients while on duty. The incidents are partly a result of the nature of the job and the fact that emergency rooms accept all comers, association president Bill...Full Story
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