The epidemic of violence in this country comes to medicine. In last month there have been 3 incidents in hospitals and one at a doctors house.
1) In Reno today two people were killed, others injured when a gunman came into a hospital.
2) A nurse in Texas was stabbed to death and 4 others injured in a hospital in late November.
3) Man killed fleeing from Childrens hospital in Milwaukee after brandishing a gun when police tried to arrest him there in mid November.
4) In my area a doctor was killed when the son of a former patient killed him at his home.
Scary fact: From 2000-2011 there were 154 hospital based shootings with 235 victims. (from 2 minute medicine)
Not only do we have to worry about violence by the patients, now there is increasing violence from the outside as well.
Our ER has no metal detector. We are wide open. Its scary.
Do you have metal detectors? How do you control movement in and out of the ER?