Workplace Violence Rampant in Healthcare
Workplace violence against healthcare workers is rampant, but solutions remain unclear, largely as a result of underrecognition and underreporting of the problem and poor-quality research, according to a review article published
in the April 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine
. The article stems from the tragic death of a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, in January 2015. The surgeon was shot and killed by the son of one of his patients, who had died.
Minister for Health - The Honourable Lawrence Springborg
Paramedics, nurses keep watch at QLD watch-houses
Detainees in watch-houses will be monitored and treated by a paramedics or a nurse in a trial designed to blunt the dangers of alcohol, drugs and street violence.
Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said 17 watch-houses were included in the trial, which was part of the Government’s Queensland-wide ‘Safe Night Out’ Strategy.
Dedicated paramedic officers and registered nurses will begin staffing watch-houses on New Year’s Eve and on Friday and Saturday nights from January 2, 2015.
Cardiac ECG Tech Role
A busy Gold Coast Cardiology group is seeking a Cardiac ECG Technician for start in mid September.
The role will include:
Holter and blood pressure monitor placement and removal, lead placement for ECG testing which also includes bike and treadmill testing. The position is for 16-20 hours per week over 3-4 shifts – days and shifts can be negotiated with the right candidate.
The successful applicant must have own transport with current drivers license, as travel between locations on the Gold Coast will be required.