With 4 million nurses among us, chances are we all have a nurse friend or loved one. American Nurses Association celebrates nurses’ collective work this week as 4 Million Reasons to Celebrate. Nurses give so much in their work, yet are exposed to higher-than-average workplace violence in their role as largest group of healthcare professionals in the U.S. Health care workers have a 20 percent higher chance of being a victim of workplace violence or witnessing violence than workers in other sectors. Nurses may also have early morning/late night shifts that leave them feeling vulnerable or provide home based care in unfamiliar or unsafe neighborhoods. “Being a health care provider, we are often put at risk in unsafe situations. Being on-call and reporting to work at all hours of the night for emergency OR cases and parking in a garage that is not always under 24 hour surveillance, I feel like I have an extra sense of security with my KATANA Arc.” – Sally The American Nurses Association celebrates nurses’ collective work this week with an open invitation to #ThankaNurse and join their campaign #EndNurseAbuse.
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- Sentara Home Care workers receive personal safety devices
- KATANA Safety Silent Button enables Communication via SMS Text In A Crisis
- KATANA Safety Awarded Home Care Lone Worker
Security Systems and Services agreement with Premier, Inc.
- Important News – Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Services Act introduced in the Senate
- KATANA Safety Check-In