Violence in the pediatric emergency department.
Ambulatory Pediatric Association. Meeting. Baltimore MD USA, 1992/05.
To identify the frequency of violence and the perception of safety in pediatric emergency departments.
Descriptive, cross-sectional survey of directors of pediatric EDs with fellowship programs.
University-based urban pediatric EDs.
Forty-seven pediatric ED directors were surveyed, with 94% responding.
More than three-fourths of those responding reported one or more verbal threats per week ; 77% reported one or more physical attacks on staff per year ; and 25% reported actual injury to staff.
No pediatric EDs had weapon detectors, 7% had city police stationed there ; and 54% had 24-hour security stationed in the pediatric ED.
The majority reported that their staff members practice with at least occasional fear (55%) and had documented this concern (82%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Fréquence, Service hospitalier, Urgence, Pédiatrie, Personnel sanitaire, Sécurité, Etude statistique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enfant, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Frequency, Hospital ward, Emergency, Pediatrics, Health staff, Safety, Statistical study, United States, North America, America, Child, Human
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Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199501.