Research & Original Contributions
Experience of Violence and Factors Influencing Response to Violence Among Emergency Nurses in South Korea: Perspectives on Stress-Coping TheoryThis cross-sectional study aimed to explore the experiences of workplace violence involving emergency nurses and to identify the factors influencing the response to violence on the basis of the stress-coping theory formulated by Lazarus and Folkman.
Development and Implementation of an Emergent Documentation Aggression Rating Tool: Quality ImprovementWorkplace violence (WPV) affects patient and employee safety, affects physical and psychological well-being, and contributes to the rising cost of health care.1 Frequent acts of violence in the workplace can lead to decreased work productivity,2 increased risk for medical errors,1 incident-related dissatisfaction,3 and professional attrition.1 Emergency nurses experience more patient- and visitor-related verbal and physical assaults than non-ED nurses.2,4 Patient/family risk factors that may precipitate violence toward ED staff include mental health issues and misuse of alcohol or drugs.
A Quality Improvement Project on Agitation Management in the Emergency DepartmentAgitation is common in the emergency department. When agitation is not detected early, patients can become aggressive and violent, potentially leading to restraint use and subsequent injury. The goals of the project were early detection and management of patient agitation, reduction of restraint use in the emergency department, and determination of the usability of the Behavioral Activity Rating Scale.
Report and Prevent: A Quality Improvement Project to Protect Nurses From Violence in the Emergency DepartmentMost nurses experience some form of workplace violence resulting in a stressful work environment, employee injury, and turnover. The aims of this project were to develop and evaluate strategies to improve the reporting of workplace violence as well as to empower emergency nurses to prevent assaults and protect themselves.
Violence Against Nurses in the Triage Area: A Mixed-Methods StudyWorkplace violence is a serious occupational problem among nurses in emergency departments. The aim of this study was to better understand workplace violence experienced by triage nurses.
Diagnostic Sensitivity of the Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression to Predict Violence and Aggression by Behavioral Health Patients in the Emergency DepartmentThe Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression (DASA) is an assessment tool that has been validated to predict violent or aggressive behavior in psychiatric inpatient settings. Its validity has not been established for use in the emergency department.