Staff injuries from inpatient violence.

  title={Staff injuries from inpatient violence.},
  author={Harold A Carmel and Mick Hunter},
  journal={Hospital & community psychiatry},
  volume={40 1},
A one-year study of staff injuries from inpatient violence at a large forensic state hospital found that 121 staff members sustained 135 injuries. Nursing staff sustained 120 of the injuries, for a rate of 16 injuries per 100 staff, and professional staff sustained three injuries, for a rate of 1.9 injuries per 100 staff. The majority of injuries to nursing staff (9.9 per 100 staff) were sustained while containing patient violence, and the rest were the result of assault (6.1 per 100 staff… CONTINUE READING

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