ED staff deserves a safe place to work Print
Written by Edwin Leap, MD | KevinMD   
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 16:38

Many years ago, it was called the emergency room. Now we call it the emergency department. However, unlike so many departments in the world, the emergency department has almost too many purposes, duties, and mandates to number. However, in the process of being the under-funded safety net for American health care, it has also become a place of remarkable danger where medical and nursing staff, support personnel and even patients face the threat of violence every single day. The two South Carolina shootings in April, in Laurens and Orangeburg, are bloody testaments to this fact.