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Nurses Against Threat to Patient Safety

National Nurses: Federal "Conscience Rule" Poses Significant Threat to Patient Safety, Choice

National Nurses United today condemned the Trump administration’s proposed final “conscience rule” in health care delivery that it said will pose a significant threat to women’s health and the fundamental principle of patient choice.

National Nurses United
May 6, 2019

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Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked in the Last Decade

Here’s an alarming statistic: Around one in four nurses has been physically attacked at work in the last year. Patients often kick, scratch, and grab them; in rare cases even kill them. In fact, there are nearly as many violent injuries in the healthcare industry as there are in all other industries combined.

Alexia Fernández Campbell writing for The Atlantic

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RN Tim Thomas

California hospitals have spent decades delaying seismic upgrades. What’s the human cost?

One moment, Tim Thomas, an operating room registered nurse at northern California’s Watsonville Community Hospital, was talking with a colleague, in a hospital office. The next moment, he had been thrown from his chair. Books flew from shelves, and as the building twisted, its door locks activated.

Bonnie Castillo , Executive Director of National Nurses United
August 19, 2019