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Nurse calls for increased hospital safety after attack

University of Minnesota Medical Center nurse urges change after being attacked by patient


A University of Minnesota Medical Center nurse is pushing for increased security after she was attacked by a patient, according to an article on the CBS website.

When the patient began to act erratically, she called for help twice but no one came. The patient — who weighed nearly 300 pounds — attacked her twice before security arrived.

She had bruises, a neck strain and was diagnosed with a concussion. Says she now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The nurse is calling for cameras on all hospital floors and new safety procedures.

Read the article.

 



March 29, 2016


Topic Area: Safety


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