Thursday, November 12, 2020

Violence is NOT part of the job, In fact ,workplace violence requires a specific response from employers ,law enforcement and the community according to the Department of Labor and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Risk factots must be recognized, employees must be trained and a workplace prevention should be in place.

Have you been assaulted?

Anyone needing help please contact

We are there for you!

Sheila Wilson MPH BSN R.N.

President stohealthcareviolence 

Author The shocking reality of violence in healthcare and what we can do about it!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

 Shouldn't we as healthcare workers feel safe ,and be safe from violent threats and physical harm in the workplace? Isn't it ,our legal right, under Federal Law ,to be safe from harm in the workplace? 

So why aren't we? Why is it so many healthcare workers are assaulted and still nothing gets done! 

What are we doing to each other when we dont make out incident reports? Why arent we marching up to the CEO'S office and addressing tha violence with her or him. This needs to change and it has to change with us!

Friday, May 8, 2020

It isn't easy!

 Speaking with Nurses that are working with the patients every day you can hear what is happening!

Healthcare workers are not equipped with the right equipment that they should be wearing to be safe
from harm. The question is still why didn't they have the right equipment and enough of it ?
Hospitals asked the healthcare workers to wear only one mask a shift (could be 8 hours or 16 hours) then put it in a paper bag or a tupper wear container and they would get sterilized. No one knows if the chemicals used  were safe to breath in?
 I wonder if down the rode the healthcare workers could develop lung problems?????? When the healthcare workers brought in their own homemade masks ,they were told they couldn't use them because they could cause a sinus infection! But they were given hospital masks that are for one use only, sterilized and worn again and again .The practice is unsafe.

"the lack of reliable information on these practices,as well as the potential safety risks of these decontamination procedures  pose risks to the health and safety of health care workers,as well as the general public at large require that these practices be halted" MNA position statement

Thursday, February 27, 2020

 Can we as healthcare workers change our mindset about being assaulted?

Changing  you mindset and changing your way of thinking!

We as healthcare workers have always given excuses to the patients that have assaulted us and accepted their wonderful apology of "I didn't mean to do that to you I am really sorry"
         Being assaulted in the workplace has to stop! the verbal and physical assaults are at a all time             high and are continuing without help from the powers to be.

    It seems as though a lot of facilities are going to study the problem of assault towards healthcare workers. 

WHAT is there to study? 


Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Is this anyone you know? Has this happened to you at work?

Do you know being assaulted is not part of your job?
it isn't in your job description, if it was would you take the job?
Not only do you have the right to a safe workplace THE LAW MANDATES IT.
OSHA law requires your workplace employer to MAINTAIN THE SAFETY of ALL healthcare workers.
If you don't write out incident reports,talk to the administration to let them know 'they can say I DIDN"T KNOW !

Don't allow anyone to harm you!

Friday, February 14, 2020

                                                                         HEAL THE HEALER

     So many of our healthcare workers are injured and going though so much pain and sorrow.
     We as an organization felt one of our missions should be ; provide support and advocacy for the
     victims. Surveys from ENA and MNA states 70-80% of healthcare workers get assaulted at work       by the patient,patients family or the patients friends. Healthcare violence against healthcare                 personnel is an alarming epidemic.

     Having an assault doesn't end when the bruised jaw heals or the black eye fads. It stays with you .       You wonder am I going to get hurt again? Everyone is busy taking care of patients, but they just         saw what happened to you! You put on a brave face and try to explain it away S/he didn't mean           it, saying quickly "S/he just apologized". That makes it go away RIGHT ? WRONG! You and             your coworkers will remember this for a long time. Have you seen a coworker picked up and               thrown across a room?,Heard the noise of a punch? Seen a coworker trip for no reason?
     We have put up with this for too long, we are not doing anyone any favors,the perpetrators, your          coworkers or yourself. So lets work together and stop the violence against healthcare providers.
      The program Heal the Healer is a support group run by Liz Dalton.
      I am putting on a video that she did with a woman Susie Berg a Certified Health coach.
      It is a well known fact that care givers don't take the time to care for themselves. I am hoping this         video will help someone.
       Please if anyone has any ideas ,please email them to me at or comment           below.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020


     Working in the Emergency room for many years ,you meet many different people. The       

     Emergency room is for sick people. The waiting room is for the people that can wait for a while.

     If the triage nurse feels a person is too ill to wait in the waiting she/he will bring that person to the 

     emergency room right away.A few examples would be, Chest pain, diabetic crisis, asthma 

     wheezing, seizures etc. Depending on the staff and how sick this person is ,the person could be 

     seen quickly by MD or not, however the nurse that is inside the ER will be checking you. 

     To walk in an Emergency room and be seen quickly is rare.

     Once the nurse evaluates you ,depending on your complaint s/he may draw blood,do a ekg, put in        
     an IV and run fluids possibly order an x-ray. This is not the whole list I am just giving you an 

     idea So when the Physician comes in all of these tests could be completed. This makes it faster

    and easier for you. The wait isn't so long.Waiting on the results of tests.

   The reason I am writing this is Two nurses were assaulted because a patient "got enraged at the 

   wait times"!!!!! This person had an IV in his arm and he probably had blood work and the rest of         
    the tests as mentioned above but he didn't want to wait now ,he wanted out! So he started 

    assaulting the nurses ,Two nurses were assaulted for doing their job! This has to stop

   This man was arrested, after the nurses finished his treatment. he was booked.I don't know the end 

    result I wish it was written, It would be nice to have him wait in a jail cell.

   So in conclusion how long do you think you should wait before you are seen in the ER?