Reduce ED violence with training, diligent reporting to avoid harm

August 2008
Healthcare Risk Management;Aug2008, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p85
The article focuses on the continued risk of violence in the emergency department (ED) faced by staff in the U.S. hospitals and ways on how to mitigate its implications which include encouragement of careful reporting of all violent incidents and adequate training.


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