Violence against nurses working in US emergency departments

Source: J. Gacki-Smith, A.M. Juarez, L. Boyett, C. Homeyer, L. Robinson, S.L. MacLean,
Journal of Healthcare Protection Managegement Vol. 26 no.1, 2010

Violence against ED nurses in highly prevalent. Precipitating factors to violent incidents identified by respondents is consistent with the research literature; however, there is considerable potential to mitigate these factors. Commitment from hospital administrators, ED managers, and hospitals security is necessary to facilitate improvement and ensure a safer workplace for ED nurses.

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