Protection Against Workplace Violence for ALL NURSES
Violence against nurses and healthcare workers is a chronic problem in the United States. This week RN Jane Sandoval joins us to talk about the new California Workplace Violence Prevention Measures. Violence like this is on the rise. Sometimes there’s not enough security, sometimes we’re short staffed and this creates a potentially hazardous condition. Nurses are hit, kicked, slapped. Violence against nurses is not just obviously bad for nurses, its bad for the patients. The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United fought for Senate Bill 1299 which requires California healthcare employers to ensure a safe environment for patients and nurses by preventing workplace violence before it happens. Cal OSHA developed a standard that is a model for the nation. National Nurses United is fighting for the same protection for ALL NURSES. Listen to this week’s mini-podcast as heard on the Thom Hartmann Program.