A recent survey found violence in hospitals targeting nurses and other employees has jumped 37 percent in the past three years.
They helped save the lives of the most critically wounded but feel like they need to do more.
Massachusetts hospitals and the state’s top nurses’ union are facing off over a ballot question that would set nurse-patient ratios.
Supporters of a ballot question that would limit the number of patients who can be assigned to a nurse at one time are planning to deliver the final batch of signatures designed to put the question before voters next year.
UMass Memorial Medical Center and the union representing 1,100 nurses have reached a tentative contract agreement that staves off a scheduled strike.
Nurses at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester have authorized union leaders to schedule a one-day strike.
Nurses at UMass Memorial Medical Center who choose to not get a flu shot are required to wear a mask. The Massachusetts Nurses Association believes the new guidelines are not fair.
Some doctors and nurses are now experimenting with iPads in emergency rooms to save time.
A planned strike by nurses at Tufts Medical Center in Boston has been averted by a last minute labor deal.
The last thing someone going into surgery would ever consider is the possibility their doctor or nurse could be high on drugs. But it happens, sometimes with devastating consequences.