October 21, 2019

>>>A student came to school with a shotgun. His coach disarmed him with a bear hug — and it was caught on video

An Oregon prosecutor has released intense video of a high school football coach who disarms and then hugs a student wielding a shotgun at a Portland […]
October 9, 2019

>>>Killing of patient, allegations of dangerous care haunt South L.A. psychiatric hospital, investigation finds

Kedren Community Health Center in South Los Angeles. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times) By LUCAS MANFIELD OCT. 9, 2019 5 AM Jacob Masters had been drifting […]
September 21, 2019

>>>17 Real Texts That Helped People Who Were Suicidal

Monique Vitche The MightySeptember 20, 2019 While a text message can’t “cure” suicidal thoughts, it can remind someone of their worth and let them know they’re not […]
September 21, 2019

>>>Active Shooter Response: Realistic Training Saves Lives

First responders must engage in dynamic training so they can respond effectively and neutralize the active shooter threat. July 16, 2018  Kevin Davis, J.D., CPP  Jump to Comments […]
September 21, 2019

>>>5 Steps to Prepare for Patient Violence in Hospitals

The IAHSS released guidance this month to help hospitals handle patient and visitor violence. April 25, 2018  Zach Winn  Jump to Comments The International Association of Healthcare Security […]
September 21, 2019

>>>What Hospital Active Shooter Response Programs Should Look Like

Here’s a rundown of specific features the NFPA advises hospital officials to include in their active shooter response programs. June 04, 2018  Zach Winn  Jump to Comments Hospital […]
September 21, 2019

>>>Doctors Propose ‘Secure, Preserve, Fight’ Strategy for Hospital Active Shooters

A recent editorial published in the New England Journal of Medicine recommends the new strategy for areas of hospitals with incapacitated patients. August 16, 2018  Amy Rock  Jump […]
September 21, 2019

>>>Effectively Responding to Active Shooters in Healthcare Facilities

“Secure, Preserve, Fight” can be an alternative way to respond to active shooters in healthcare settings when “Run, Hide, Fight” is not possible. Active shooter incidents […]
September 11, 2019

>>>A Shocking Number of Killers Murder Their Co-workers

Here’s an icebreaker for the next office party: The third leading cause of workplace death—behind “falls to a lower level” and “roadway collisions with other vehicles”—is […]
September 11, 2019

>>>Modern Life Has Made It Easier for Serial Killers to Thrive

The helter-skelter 1970s and ’80s are remembered as the serial killer’s heyday—think of Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz. Since then, […]
September 9, 2019

>>>3 Workplace Violence Levels and How to Address Them

Early signs of workplace violence or workplace bullying can include intimidating behavior, verbal abuse, or changes in typical behavior patterns. May 22, 2019  Amy Rock  People who […]
September 9, 2019

>>>Mayo Clinic Employee Stabs Co-Worker in Hospital Cafeteria

A food service employee stabbed a co-worker four times in the hospital’s employee cafeteria. The victim is expected to survive. Image: © Google 2019 May 31, […]
September 9, 2019

>>>Patient Fires Security Officer’s Stun Gun at S.C. Hospital Worker

Witnesses said the patient was becoming combative as hospital workers attempted to restrain him at Roper St. Francis Hospital. One hospital worker was hit in the […]
September 9, 2019

>>>S.C. Mental Health Patient Suffocated by Untrained Hospital Staff

Employees sat on the back of a patient — which goes against protocol for restraining a patient — denying oxygen to his organs for four minutes. […]
September 9, 2019

>>>Man Who Attacked Woman at Garden City Hospital is Repeat Offender

Before punching a girl at Garden City Hospital, the man was caught on camera attacking a teen at Beaumont Hospital last year. Image: Copyright Google 2019 […]
August 21, 2019

>>>>>Hospitals Fight Back Against Violence

(from the December 2017 ACP Hospitalist) Workplace violence occurs so often in the hospital that some health care workers consider it part of the job. Gordon […]
August 21, 2019

>>>>>Party Drug Could Help Treat PTSD

MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, may offer relief for those experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new small-scale study. The results are preliminary but […]
August 21, 2019

>>>>>US mental health staff warned not to contradict Trump after mass shootings

When Donald Trump targeted mental illness as the cause of the mass shootings that killed 31 people in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, federal health officials made sure no government experts […]
August 9, 2019

>>>>>Man detained after walking into Missouri Walmart armed with a rifle and wearing body armor

Man detained after walking into Missouri Walmart armed with a rifle and wearing body armor  DARREN REYNOLDS,ABC News 1 hour 33 minutes ago Man walks into Walmart […]
August 9, 2019

>>>>>Joint Commission: 7 Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Without Adding Security

Implementing certain policies and procedures at your hospital can make a big impact on workplace violence prevention efforts. April 24, 2018  Zach Winn  Jump to Comments The […]