Violent assaults add to chaos of San Francisco General Hospital's ER

February 12, 2020

In San Francisco General Hospital's emergency room, violent assaults on nurses are not unusual, according to an article on the Security Infowatch website.

After receiving numerous complaints from hospital staff, Cal/OSHA, the state agency that oversees workplace safety, and the California Department of Public Health opened separate investigations into conditions at the hospital late last year. 

The hospital has created a workplace violence committee that focuses on preventive strategies and de-escalation.

One nurse who has been on the emergency room’s violence prevention committee since it was formed in November said nothing new has been implemented since then.

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