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October 28, 2022

Two Nurses Per Hour Are Assaulted at Their Workplace in the U.S.

This eye-popping statistic for the 2nd quarter of 2022 reflects the sharply growing trend of assaults in healthcare facilities following the COVID pandemic. The highest risk units are psychiatric, emergency, and pediatric. Actual numbers are likely higher because many assaults are not reported. Healthcare facilities should include liability for employee, customer, and visitor safety in their Risk Management plans.  

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