Hospital staff at a North Carolina-based medical center were attacked by a patient who was staying at the facility. Medical staff experiencing attacks from patients is another concerning trend that other health networks have also witnessed.
Duke Health is ramping up security at its hospitals following an attack that left an emergency room nurse unconscious and with facial fractures.
Police arrested a patient at Duke Raleigh (N.C.) Hospital July 29 after he allegedly punched a nurse in the face that morning, which left her unconscious and with a broken nose and eye socket, The News & Observer reports. The patient is accused of breaking a security guard’s finger and threatening several people in the emergency room.
The patient is being held on a $30,000 bond for two charges of aggravated assault and one charge of communicated threats.
Read the full article at Becker’s Hospital Review.