Again I am writing " Implementing lasting deterrents to Healthcare violence" There is a total of 17 deterrents to this.
There are a few that could cost the hospital a few dollars but not much.
Working with an emergency physician that knows what truly happens in the emergency room and will cover our backs as nurses, medical assistants, x-ray techs etc. is great,
Thank You DR. Charles Anderson for your help.
# 11 No Healthcare worker may be penalized for coming to the aid of another healthcare worker who is being assaulted or abused.This would require a level of immunity.
# 12 Any healthcare worker who fears for the safety of another healthcare worker, a patient or a visitor may dial 911 at any time without fear of being disciplined by the hospital they work in.
# 13 Any person that is deemed to be drug seeking by a physician may not be a candidate for a patient satisfaction survey,nor can a physician's decision not to prescribe sedatives,tranquilizers.antibiotics or tests be used against him/her by hospitals.
Physicians are being forced to please drug seekers in the name of pleasing customers. A disproportionate number of violent people are under the influence of drugs or are drug seeking.
High Press -Ganey scores mean that ED Physicians have given up doing the right thing. They are ordering tests ,giving antibiotics ,and giving narcotics to get high scores.
# 14 An emergency physician may request the application of four point restraints by security of any belligerent patient without the fear of retribution by administration. There would be guidelines.
# 15 The emergency physician may request that security personnel remain at the bedside of any patient the physician deems to be a threat.
# 16 All in-patient hospital and ED treatment area must wear identification badges.
# 17 An Emergency physician may request that security remove any relative,friend or visitor from the premises of the hospital should the physician deem this person to be a threat of violence.