Navigation Links
Hospital shootings rare, but rate of other assults high, Johns Hopkins researchers find
Date:12/9/2010

Shootings like the one in which a gunman shot a doctor and killed a patient at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in September are "exceedingly rare," but the rate of other assaults on workers in U.S. health care settings is four times higher than other workplaces, conclude two Johns Hopkins emergency physicians after reviewing workplace violence in health settings.

The rate of assault in all private-sector industries in the United States is two per 10,000, compared to eight per 10,000 at health care workplaces, note Gabor D. Kelen, M.D., and Christina L. Catlett, M.D., in a commentary to be published in the Dec. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

As a result, while hospital shootings get widespread media and other attention, security experts instead should focus their efforts on preventing common everyday assaults in hospitals and other health care facilities, says Kelen, professor and chair of the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine.

In the JAMA piece, Kelen and Catlett say that they determined from a review of violence in health care settings that investing heavily in magnetometers or other expensive high-tech security measures to prevent shootings, while a popular idea, isn't called for, considering how rare shootings are in health care.

"Magnetometers certainly project a protective aura; however they are not a security panacea in most health care settings," say Kelen and Catlett.

In fact, argue the authors, metal detectors may "emote a false sense of security" because they do not detect non-metallic weapons and have no effect on preventing assaults in which no weapon is used. As one reviewed report found, magnetometers installed in one hospital failed to decrease the number of weapons discovered in treatment areas because patients typically bypassed the detectors. "Importantly, there was no change in the rate of assaults," the authors write.

To further undersc
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Guidera
mguider1@jhmi.edu
443-898-2320
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The private sale of drugs in public hospitals
2. Minnesota Department of Health Report: Nearly 6,000 Hospitalizations for COPD in 2007
3. Bariatricfurnishings.com Launches Unique Eco-friendly Seating for Health Care, Hospitality, Assisted Living Centers, and Home Use at Competitive Prices
4. Scott & White Memorial Hospital uses device to revolutionize treatment of traumatic aortic injury
5. Most pandemic plans in Ontario hospitals have not been tested: Queens University study
6. American Heart Association Comment on Hospitalization of President Bill Clinton
7. Allegheny General Hospital Study Demonstrates Safety and Potential Efficacy of Oral Allergy Treatment
8. SHARECOR Partners With Quantros, Inc. to Facilitate Core Measures and Regulatory Reporting in Louisiana Hospitals
9. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results
10. Father Channels His Grief into Advocacy, Promotes Simple Actions to Make Hospitals Safer for Children
11. Catholic Health East and BayCare Health System Pledge $200,000 to Rebuild Hospital in Port-Au-Prince
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 The Europe Well Intervention Market report ... with analysis and revenue forecast. The well intervention services market ... in 2013 to $3.4 billion by 2018, at a CAGR ... TOC of the Europe Well Intervention Market report, to get ... a glimpse of the segmentation in the Europe well intervention ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Operators and ... billion in fuel costs now that model ... current GHG standards are phasing in ... upon themselves to install new features into ... reduction technologies , 2.    Efficient driveline components which ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have concluded that ... live anthrax during a safety mishap last month. ... officials have announced a moratorium on the transfer of ... In a report issued Friday, the CDC outlined ... a similar incident doesn,t occur again. Last month, as ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... CT (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ... the nation’s only non-profit dedicated exclusively to cell ... that Joshua Corday has joined the organization as ... fundraising professional with deep experience securing gifts and ... served as Annual Giving Director for NewYork Presbyterian ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Biostimulants are widely ... in turf and ornamentals. These also help turf and ... length of roots. Turf, ornamentals, and flowers appear healthy ... this usage has increased from the last few years. ... and ornamentals is Europe, with around 40% share in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Europe Well Intervention Services Market is Expected to Reach $3.4 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:Europe Well Intervention Services Market is Expected to Reach $3.4 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:LeaseQ Agrees the Latest Round of Greenhouse Gas Rules Could Increase the Cost of Truck Acquisition and Maintenance 2Health News:LeaseQ Agrees the Latest Round of Greenhouse Gas Rules Could Increase the Cost of Truck Acquisition and Maintenance 3Health News:CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare 2Health News:Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) Welcomes Joshua Corday as Senior Development Officer 2Health News:Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) Welcomes Joshua Corday as Senior Development Officer 3Health News:Biostimulants Market in Turf and Ornamentals is Expected to Reach $ 3.8 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:Biostimulants Market in Turf and Ornamentals is Expected to Reach $ 3.8 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3
... 6 percent of U.S. hospital emergency departments are fully ... of novel H1N1 (swine) flu expected this winter, the ... In a joint policy statement published in Pediatrics ... Department," pediatric emergency medicine specialists and others provide recommendations ...
... Federal stimulus funding is helping a Kansas State University ... Their research is creating a clearer picture of a ... chronic diseases like cancer. Katsura Asano, K-State associate ... from the National Institutes of Health,s National Institute of ...
... so-called junk DNA to be cut and pasted within genetic ... therapies. The study by researchers at the University of ... in which shifted genes have a significant effect on the ... antibody genes can enable the immune system to target infection ...
... NEW YORK, Sept. 21 Within the first three seconds ... in many first encounters, from the first day of school to the ... help you exude confidence, so follow these helpful tips to get yourself ... go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/crest/39172/ , , ...
... INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 21 Eli Lilly and Company ... on the Human Rights Campaign,s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index for 2010. ... the Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) ... organization,s efforts related to creating an equitable environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...
... , , ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 21 ... from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ABBOTT PRISM ... HIV-1/HIV-2. This test can be used by laboratory professionals to screen ... type 1 Groups M and O (anti-HIV-1) and type 2 (anti-HIV-2), and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Photos: Fall's First Impressions 2Health News:Lilly Receives 100 Percent Rating on Corporate Equality Index Survey 2Health News:Abbott Receives FDA Approval for First Fully Automated Blood Screening Test for HIV-1/HIV-2 2Health News:Abbott Receives FDA Approval for First Fully Automated Blood Screening Test for HIV-1/HIV-2 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014  Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, ... company, today announced that the Food and Drug Administration ... provide comments on RCP,s Investigational New Drug ("IND") application ... trial in the US. Dr. Chris ... review and comments on our IND. When we receive ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... -- Research and Markets  has announced the addition ... report to their offering. ... hollow needle commonly used with a syringe to inject ... from it. A hypodermic needle is used for rapid ... be ingested. Hypodermic needles are broadly classified into non-safety ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 ... at 4,396.20, down 0.52%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished ... closed at 1,964.68, down 0.41%. The losses were broad based ... negative. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the ... 2.75% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Issues Update On US Investigational New Drug Application 2Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 2Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 3Health Care Equipment Equities Movers and Shakers -- Research on Covidien, Baxter, DexCom, and Boston Scientific 2Health Care Equipment Equities Movers and Shakers -- Research on Covidien, Baxter, DexCom, and Boston Scientific 3Health Care Equipment Equities Movers and Shakers -- Research on Covidien, Baxter, DexCom, and Boston Scientific 4
... May 20 Despite concerns from public health officials, influenza ... to a new analysis presented recently at the Academy of Managed Care ... (Prime), a thought leader in pharmacy benefit management. , ... For the study, researchers from Prime and ...
... Today, in a world first, Asda announces a commitment ... ,not for profit, basis potentially saving thousands of pounds for sufferers. ... UK and as part of Asda,s ,not for profit, commitment it ... cancer, is now available for 2,167.71 pounds Sterling compared ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Prime Therapeutics Study Finds Antiviral Medications Were Not Hoarded During H1N1 Flu Season 2In a World First, Asda Announces 'Not for Profit' Price on All Cancer Treatment Drugs 2In a World First, Asda Announces 'Not for Profit' Price on All Cancer Treatment Drugs 3
... In the specialty areas of ... intensive care work, it is ... your practice. Alokas motorized TEE ... and Tissue Harmonic Echo technology ...
Super High Density, multi-frequency, convex array transducer for scanning during craniotomies. Same footprint as the UST-987-7.5 but with stronger penetration for deep cavernous tumors and other deep...
... The 5548 is our High Penetration ... frequencies ranging from 3 to 8 MHz. ... transducer, offering Pure Harmonic Detection with 4 ... superficial or deeper vessels. The high color ...
... The UST-MC11-8731 is a perfect alternative ... are used to seeing more of a ... of the transducer in the hand., This ... shaped convex intraoperative transducer. The UST-MC11-8731 nestles ...
Medicine Products: