Danger in the hospital
Hospital Shooting last year
Ironic, I just read When a patient threatens to shoot you from Emergiblog yesterday.
Then Today, we had a similar incident.
An Agressive, non-compliant, and very ill patient with agressive, non-compliant, and very mentally ill family member.
We ask disruptive family member to leave, they leave saying, I quote, "I will come back and GET you all"
This wasn't my patient, but the whole floor knew of the disruptions and trouble with this patient.
We called security immediately, they posted a guy on the door.
It's sad when we live in a day in age where we have to be scared of people when they say things like that. The nurse actually told me she was scared that person was going to come back with a gun. I can attest to that nurse being nothing but patient with this patient and family.
There's only so much abuse the staff was willing to put up with.
We are in the business of caring, yet some people still don't see it that way.