Additional metal detectors, security cameras and panic buttons have been installed throughout the Harrington HealthCare System’s Southbridge (Mass.) facility after the near-fatal stabbing of an ER nurse, according to an article on the Campus Safety website.
The nurse now is advocating for a bill that will require annual safety risk assessments and workplace violence prevention plans for healthcare facilities.
She was working as an emergency room nurse on June 14 a 24-year-old man stabbed her 11 times, severing her brachial artery and causing nerve damage.
The security changes also include limitation of visitors in emergency departments and mandatory bag searches.
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