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Under assault: data shows Santa Clara County hospital workers routinely attacked on the job

Original post made on Jan 12, 2021

Each year, hundreds of health care workers in Santa Clara County hospitals are punched, kicked, spat on, slapped or worse, and it's a problem that has nurses worried someone is going to get killed.

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Posted by Raymond
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 12, 2021 at 2:28 pm

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Kevin: If data is a singular term is datum the plural?

We need to broaden the law allowing psychiatric incarceration.

Posted by Drew Neckar
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 13, 2021 at 6:36 am

Drew Neckar is a registered user.

As a consultant specializing in security and workplace violence prevention for healthcare facilities I have seen hospitals overwhelmed with violent attacks on their staff for decades, but the increased stress due to the current pandemic has escalated it beyond the levels previously seen. The good news is that with a concerted effort a hospital can put things in place that while they may not eliminate violence will at least decrease the frequency and severity, but this is predicated on having resources devoted to prevention and a leadership team who makes it a priority.

Drew Neckar MBA, CPP, CHPA
President, Security Advisors Consulting Group
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