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How Widespread is Physical Workplace Violence in Healthcare?

* The healthcare sector leads all other industries, with 45% of all nonfatal assaults against workers resulting in lost work days in the US. (BLS, 2006).

* From 1993 to 1999 approximately 765,000 assaults occurred against healthcare workers resulting in days away from work (BLS, 2006; BLS, 2001)

* From 2003 to 2009, 8 registered nurses were FATALLY injured at work (BLS, 2011)

* 4 RNs received gunshot wounds (RNs) leading to their death

* 4 RNs received other fatal injuries

* 8 of 8 RNs were working in private healthcare facilities (not state or local government)

* 8 of 8 RNs were 35-54 years of age
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Publication:Iowa Nurse Reporter
Date:Aug 1, 2011
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