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Violence against workers in the emergency department.
McQueen L; Gates DM; Ross CS
J Emerg Nurs 2005 Oct; 31(5):427-428
ED workers are at risk of violence because of the increased numbers of patients and visitors under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol or with psychiatric disorders or dementia. In addition, a presence of weapons in the emergency department, a stressful ED environment, and a flow of violence from the community may contribute to violence in the emergency department. The purpose of this study was to survey ED workers about the violence they experience from patients and visitors.
Emergency care; Health care facilities; Health care personnel; Health surveys; Injuries; Injury prevention; Psychological factors; Psychological reactions; Nurses; Nursing; Physicians; Medical personnel
Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099
Issue of Publication
Journal of Emergency Nursing
University of Cincinnati
Page last reviewed: June 15, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division