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October 16, 2017 Accreditation & Quality Advisor News

Joint Commission: Screening for Violence

Resources and training on workplace violence prevention by the Joint Commission including the ENA Workplace Violence Toolkit

September 6, 2017 ENA News

Looking Ahead After Utah Nurse Arrest

I know many of us are still reeling from the disturbing video recently released of University of Utah Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels being aggressively arrested for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient. While the situation appears to have been grossly mismanaged, I encourage you to focus on two key points...

June 24, 2017 Times Free Press News

Nurses Often Victims of Abuse, Assault

Most people think of nurses in a healing context, but patients often target them for abuse. More than 30 states have toughened penalties for assaulting a nurse, according to the Emergency Nurses Association. Last year, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill that raises the punishment for aggravated assault or aggravated battery against medical or EMS personnel to five to 20 years in prison.

June 9, 2017 Hospitals & Health Networks News

Violence in the Hospital: Preventing Assaults Using a Clinical Approach

Two years ago, AONE, alongside the Emergency Nurses Association, released a list of eight guiding principles to help mitigate violence in the workplace. Extending from that original work, AONE is now planning an updated version, “Mitigating Workplace Violence 2.0,” that looks outside of the nursing sphere by incorporating security to gain further perspective on the approach, says CEO Maureen Swick, R.N.

May 16, 2017 Safety + Health News

Groups Encourage Non-disciplinary Approach for Nurses Battling Addiction

A new policy paper from the Emergency Nurses Association and the International Nurses Society on Addictions emphasizes “alternative-to-discipline” methods for nurses and nursing students who may be struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

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