Friday Five

23 Jul 19
Rockies&Rowland

Blue skies, nothing but blue skies welcomed us to Sunday morning. A quick dip in the pool to wake us up, a visit to the nearest fruit stall and the local grocery shop for bread and milk and we we had all we needed for breakfast. Cherry, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry smoothies, Bruce style, and […]

23 Jul 19
Farashebutterfly

July 21: Renard quits as Morocco coach Two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner Herve Renard quit his position as coach of with Morocco, following the country’s shock early exit at the tournament in Egypt. “It’s time for me to close this long and beautiful chapter of my life, not without some emotion and sadness, but […]

23 Jul 19
Ecanomee

https://ift.tt/32KoR0p Google Alert – Canadian Economy News https://www.google.com/alerts/feeds/09311190917750699271/9278912148941072608   NEW ITEMS (6): Scotiabank looks to employee data to tackle gender diversity Published: 2019-07-22T14:15:00Z  It analyzed a myriad of data sets for its Canadian employees, including … director of the University of Toronto’s Institute for Gender and the Economy. Canadian dollar edges lower as wholesale trade […]

23 Jul 19
Redwood Times
On Friday morning, about one hour into her shift in the emergency department at St. Joseph Hospital, charge nurse Randee Litten was punched in the face by a patient who was being evaluated for admittance into Sempervirens, the county’s psychiatric facility. “Before going to Sempervirens, she has to come to our emergency room to medically clear her,” Litten said Monday. “She popped up out of bed and uppercut me.” Emergency room nurse Randee Litten was punched in the face by a patient on Friday. Another nurse was assaulted Monday. Litten wants to see more done to protect health care workers. (Randee Litten — Contributed) It left Litten with a swollen black eye. Monday morning another nurse was assaulted, just 72 hours after the first incident. The Eureka Police Department confirmed both assaults were reported to the police department. Both incidents, nurses said, are concerning. They highlight the violence that health care staff are exposed to every day through their jobs. “After another nurse was punched in the throat, I want our hospital to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on assaults,” said Litten. “… Half of these assaults go unreported because we feel it is part of our jobs. The attacks are getting worse. They are getting more severe. They are becoming the norm because we are seeing a rise in mental health issues.” St. Joseph Hospital did not answer specific questions about whether there is a “zero-tolerance policy,” how many incidents have occurred this year or whether incidents are reported to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Hospital spokesman Christian Hill provided a statement. “Over the past week, St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka experienced two separate events in our Emergency Department where caregivers were assaulted by individuals seeking care,” the statement said. “During instances where patients become combative, the hospital follows strict policies and procedures to ensure our caregivers, and patients, are safe and secure.  As such, a ‘code gray’ was issued to safeguard against a further event, and local law enforcement was involved.” The statement did clarify some moves the hospital has taken to provide safety. “To ensure a safe work environment, we regularly position security in our Emergency Department, conduct safe workplace drills, and train our staff on de-escalation procedures,” the statement continued. “We are grateful to our amazing caregivers for their response and helping to make sure these situations did not escalate further.” Litten said the emergency room does not have a security station in it. Instead, a security guard is stationed in the waiting area. Litten said a nurse was choked by a patient six months ago and since that time, no changes have been implemented. “Since February, three of our nurses have had to leave work for being assaulted,” she said. “What’s taking so long to enact a policy to make people feel safer in their workplace? I love St. Joseph. My manager reached out right away and completely agrees we need to be better. But why is it taking us so long to get to that point?” James Ladika, a nurse in the intensive care unit and the chair of the hospital’s Professional Practice Committee, said one effort proposed was signage, but those efforts are “stalled.” “We have been working to try to get some signage around the hospital so visitors and patients alike are more aware of the expectations for behavior,” he said, adding the efforts stalled in a legal group. He said there is also some interest in hiring security dogs. He said safety will be part of future negotiations for staff. “In light of our subjective assessment that these are becoming more and more routine, we are working to get a better contract,” he said. “That will be a focus of ours — to enhance the safety of employees.” St. Joseph Hospital is required to keep records of violence against health care works for five years. A request for the number of incidents reported to Eureka police this year was not responded to by the publishing deadline. For Litten, she wants to see some change from within. “This is going to happen to somebody else,” she said. “It’s just a matter of time. I want them to feel supported. … I want them to know that this is not part of our job, to take the abuse. Nobody deserves to be strangled. Nobody deserves to be punched in the face.” Ruth Schneider can be reached at 707-441-0520.
23 Jul 19
Times-Standard
On Friday morning, about one hour into her shift in the emergency department at St. Joseph Hospital, charge nurse Randee Litten was punched in the face by a patient who was being evaluated for admittance into Sempervirens, the county’s psychiatric facility. “Before going to Sempervirens, she has to come to our emergency room to medically clear her,” Litten said Monday. “She popped up out of bed and uppercut me.” Emergency room nurse Randee Litten was punched in the face by a patient on Friday. Another nurse was assaulted Monday. Litten wants to see more done to protect health care workers. (Randee Litten — Contributed) It left Litten with a swollen black eye. Monday morning another nurse was assaulted, just 72 hours after the first incident. The Eureka Police Department confirmed both assaults were reported to the police department. Both incidents, nurses said, are concerning. They highlight the violence that health care staff are exposed to every day through their jobs. “After another nurse was punched in the throat, I want our hospital to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on assaults,” said Litten. “… Half of these assaults go unreported because we feel it is part of our jobs. The attacks are getting worse. They are getting more severe. They are becoming the norm because we are seeing a rise in mental health issues.” St. Joseph Hospital did not answer specific questions about whether there is a “zero-tolerance policy,” how many incidents have occurred this year or whether incidents are reported to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Hospital spokesman Christian Hill provided a statement. “Over the past week, St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka experienced two separate events in our Emergency Department where caregivers were assaulted by individuals seeking care,” the statement said. “During instances where patients become combative, the hospital follows strict policies and procedures to ensure our caregivers, and patients, are safe and secure.  As such, a ‘code gray’ was issued to safeguard against a further event, and local law enforcement was involved.” The statement did clarify some moves the hospital has taken to provide safety. “To ensure a safe work environment, we regularly position security in our Emergency Department, conduct safe workplace drills, and train our staff on de-escalation procedures,” the statement continued. “We are grateful to our amazing caregivers for their response and helping to make sure these situations did not escalate further.” Litten said the emergency room does not have a security station in it. Instead, a security guard is stationed in the waiting area. Litten said a nurse was choked by a patient six months ago and since that time, no changes have been implemented. “Since February, three of our nurses have had to leave work for being assaulted,” she said. “What’s taking so long to enact a policy to make people feel safer in their workplace? I love St. Joseph. My manager reached out right away and completely agrees we need to be better. But why is it taking us so long to get to that point?” James Ladika, a nurse in the intensive care unit and the chair of the hospital’s Professional Practice Committee, said one effort proposed was signage, but those efforts are “stalled.” “We have been working to try to get some signage around the hospital so visitors and patients alike are more aware of the expectations for behavior,” he said, adding the efforts stalled in a legal group. He said there is also some interest in hiring security dogs. He said safety will be part of future negotiations for staff. “In light of our subjective assessment that these are becoming more and more routine, we are working to get a better contract,” he said. “That will be a focus of ours — to enhance the safety of employees.” St. Joseph Hospital is required to keep records of violence against health care works for five years. A request for the number of incidents reported to Eureka police this year was not responded to by the publishing deadline. For Litten, she wants to see some change from within. “This is going to happen to somebody else,” she said. “It’s just a matter of time. I want them to feel supported. … I want them to know that this is not part of our job, to take the abuse. Nobody deserves to be strangled. Nobody deserves to be punched in the face.” Ruth Schneider can be reached at 707-441-0520.
23 Jul 19
Anderson Valley Advertiser

WITH CALUM by Andrew Scully I met two young men in the dark and lonely intersection at Little Lake Road and the Coast Highway on Wednesday night. I was on my way back home, walking up Little Lake, past the ballfield in Friendship Park. It was very dark, but I had a small flashlight and […]

23 Jul 19
ONLINE ARTICLES

[ad_1] SOCCER LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face criminal charges after a woman accused the soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago, a top prosecutor said Monday. A new investigation by Las Vegas police failed to show that Kathryn Mayorga’s claim could […]

23 Jul 19
Newsy Today

USA's Katie Ledecky, five-time Olympic champion and fourteen-time world champion, has withdrawn for the 200m and 1500m final for "medical reasons" at the World Swimming Championships on Tuesday in Gwangju (South Korea) . The series and semifinals of the 200m, like the final of the 1500m, are scheduled Tuesday. Ledecky, still in individual 800m on […]

23 Jul 19
Archy Worldys

Huawei, the Chinese giant telecom equipment, will he remain welcome in the 5G in the United Kingdom? In addition to the hot topic of Brexit, the next tenant of 10 Downing Street, who will replace Theresa May, will quickly take a stand on this issue. The telecoms sector looks forward to this decision. Especially as […]

23 Jul 19
News Archives Uk

Axel Tuanzebe (left) and Mason Greenwood (right) have represented England's youth teams After five summers over pursuing major new signings and failing to win, Manchester United have taken a different strategy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United wants to return to its roots by investing in youth and giving younger players a chance. This is an […]

23 Jul 19
The Daily Daily Online

(An unused section of ‘Half a Million Lies’) Our taste in music took shape. Up until starting Secondary school the only things I’d listened to were Mum’s Simon and Garfunkel albums, audiobooks of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, and ‘The HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy’. I’d borrowed the latter from Nuneaton library so many times […]