Essentials of Nursing Study Set 1
Quiz 12 :
Maintaining a Safe Work Environment
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Nurses in one hospital noticed a sharp increase in violent behaviors during an economic downturn that dramatically impacted the community.There have been multiple incidences of violence during the last 3 months, including several cases involving weapons.The staff has suggested metal detectors be installed; however, the organization-stated funding was not available.Last week a health-care worker was seriously injured when a patient fired a gun, and since that time there has been a sharp increase of staff calling in sick.Which of the following is the best step to take next?