Had a coworker get picked up and thrown into a bathtub (with major injuries incurred) by a “patient” in a nursing home!!! He was sent to a facility that dealt with violent demented patients!!
I was smacked in the mouth by an Alzheimers patient (fat lip and bleeding) the daughter present at the time said NOTHING!!
I was also kicked in the chest by a patient (NOT demented just a BIATCH!)…no major injury incurred!!!
As nurses, we tend to turn the other cheek~~~~~ only to get punched in that one as well….. God bless us everyone!!