Press Ganey study: More than 2 nurses assaulted every hour in 2Q 2022
More than two nurses were assaulted every hour in the second quarter of 2022, according to new data released by Press Ganey earlier this month.
The data, which came from Press Ganey’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators®, showed:
- The most assaults occurred in psychiatric units, emergency departments and pediatric units, with psychiatric units being the modality at which the largest percentage of moderate or severe injuries occurred.
- Patients were the most likely to assault a nurse, but other perpetrators of the violence included family members, coworkers, or visitors.
The Joint Commission takes this issue very seriously, with available resources including:
Learn more about the Press Ganey study.