MedPage Today September 13, 2022
Sophie Putka

— Over 3 months in 2022, two nurses were assaulted every hour, on average

On average, 57 nurses are assaulted every day in the U.S. That’s two nurses attacked every hour, according to a Press Ganey analysis using data from 2022.

To some advocates for nurse safety, the persistence of violence against nurses is nothing new. “There’s very few protections for nurses because it’s a female-dominated profession,” said Gerard Brogan, RN, director of nursing practice at National Nurses United. “But as we saw, as with a lot of stresses on the RN profession during the pandemic, it amplified everything.”

Press Ganey’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators revealed that in the 3-month period from April to June, an equivalent of...

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