“It took equipment to be damaged before any action was taken”

Smashed-computerAnonymous, Registered Nurse

County Rehabilitation Center, Downey, California, 5.5.15

We recently had a brain injury patient who also had psychiatric issues. He would just fly off and hit and kick anybody around him.

He hit two staff members in the face – one was wearing glasses, which were broken; both had black eyes as a result of the attack. The patient continued to have violent outbursts. He hit and hurt several other staff members, including me. He punched me in the stomach.

The patient was finally transferred to the psychiatric area after he had a violent outburst that resulted in a broken computer. My co-workers and I are more important than a computer, but it took equipment to be damaged before any action was taken around this patient.


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