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Publication Type: Sentinel Event Alert
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 6/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

This alert discusses the rising rate of violence in the healthcare setting identifying high risk areas, recognizing warning signs of violence, and provides prevention strategies as well as follow up to violent events. Contributing factors to violence in the healthcare setting are also provided. This alert specifically addresses assault, rape or homicide of patients and visitors perpetrated by staff, visitors, other patients, and intruders to the institution.

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guns, knives

Preventing violence in the health care setting - an Update