Nurses care for victims of mass shootings. It's part of the job, but these tragedies are traumatic for nurses. Who helps them through their trauma?
Many people are surprised to learn how often workplace violence in nursing occurs. Several factors increase a nurse's risk of facing workplace violence, including directly dealing with patients who have a history of violence or who may be delirious or under the influence of drugs. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Labor,
De-escalation techniques used to reduce a patient’s anxiety and aggression can help keep everyone safe and allow for better patient-nurse communication.