Stop Emergency Department Violence Against Nurses, Physicians

By Jennifer Thew, RN
November 18, 2019

Almost half of emergency physicians and about 70% of emergency nurses have been physically assaulted at work, according to surveys by the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Nurses Association.

To address the issue of emergency department violence, the ACEP and ENA have launched “No Silence on ED Violence,” a new campaign to help prevent attacks and protect ED professionals and patients. The campaign’s goal is to support, empower, and protect ED workers by raising awareness of the serious dangers emergency health providers face every day. The program also aims to spur action among stakeholders and policymakers to ensure a violence-free workplace for emergency nurses and physicians.