One in three doctors face abuse at work

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. One in three doctors face abuse at workOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today More than one in three doctors have experienced violence over the past year,with more than half saying it is a problem in their workplace, according to astudy by the British Medical Association (BMA). Its report, Violence: the experience of UK doctors, found that GPs andhospital workers experienced verbal threats and physical abuse. Those working in A&E and psychiatry are more likely to report violenceas a problem in their workplace. And it appears the Government’s ‘zerotolerance’ campaigns against violence do not extend to providing training andsupport. Seven in 10 of the doctors polled had not received any training on how todeal with violence, despite the fact that medical sites are at the greatestrisk of all workplaces in the UK for verbal and physical threats to staff. The BMA has called for healthcare facilities to be designed with theprevention of violence in mind, and for there to be a greater emphasis onregular training for staff on dealing with potentially violent situations. The under-reporting of violent incidents also remained a widespread problem,with the survey showing a lack of support and help for doctors. No action wastaken in a third of cases of violence reported in the survey. Dr John Garner, chairman of BMA’s Scottish Council, said: “Threateningbehaviour towards NHS workers is becoming a common problem for staff in allareas of the health service, and some even consider violence to be anoccupational hazard. “It is no wonder we struggle to recruit and retain staff. Unless thereis a cultural change in behaviour, this will go from bad to worse.” read more

Just Another Day for Australian Naval Medical Teams at Sea

first_img View post tag: News by topic Being self-sufficient for months on end in a remote environment is the name of the game for doctors and medics serving in warships of the Royal Australian Navy. When it comes to facing and overcoming challenges of just about any kind, this has got to be one of the most demanding, and satisfying, fields to operate in.This is what Dr Luke Edwards found when he joined the guided missile frigate HMAS Sydneyfor a five month deployment, which will see the ship embed with the US Navy’s 7th Fleet in Japan.According to Dr Edwards, who holds the rank of Lieutenant, preparations for the deployment involved delivering around 300 vaccinations tailored to the health threats prevalent in the ship’s area of operations.“We have to ensure we are prepared to counter the threat posed by diseases such as typhoid, influenza and meningococcal disease,” Dr Edwards said.“We need to ensure the crew is fit for sea and has appropriate medication and medical support in place for the duration of the deployment. We also have to have the right type of equipment on board to deal with a large variety of incidents such as the amputation of fingers, concussion, sea sickness or other occupational injuries that are not as prevalent, or common, ashore.”When Australian warships leave the Australian station and venture overseas, they may carry a medical officer as well as the usual compliment of two fully trained medics. Sydney is in the enviable position of carrying an additional medic under training.“The task of our sickbay on board HMAS Sydney (and any Australian warship for that matter) contrasts sharply with that of a garrison support ashore or other civilian GP centres,” Dr Edwards said.As well as a Doctor and three trained medics, the ship also operates a Ship’s Medical Emergency Team (SMET), which consists of twelve personnel who are trained in basic medical responses.“My three medics are skilled in emergency management, triage and the training of the ship’s medical emergency team. Not many work places ashore have a dozen people ready at a moments notice to apply advanced first aid if a medical emergency occurs.”Another significant difference between sea-borne medical staff and their shore-based civilian counterparts is that naval medics participate in a range of whole ship activities such as man overboard response, flight deck operations, resupply and damage control.“All of the permanent medical staff aboard HMAS Sydney are new to our posts, which means we have to learn our way around the ship just as other sailors do when they join,” Dr Edwards said.“Another attraction for a life at sea is that our medics do have some limited prescribing and treatment roles that extend beyond their usual shore duties.“Having said that, we mostly attend to upper respiratory track infections, sports injuries, and occupational injuries to fingers, hands or heads caused by machinery or tools. And, of course, we need to attend to the crew’s regular medical examinations,” he said.Naval medical staff get little respite while at sea. And they are just as prone to sea sickness as anyone else. They provide 24 hour coverage for the ship’s crew for the entirety of the deployment.“We have capabilities on par with any emergency department ashore, although admittedly only for a short time. We have two beds and an operating/resuscitation table at our disposal,” Dr Edwards said.“We are equipped with a significant range, and quantity, of medications and tools to be as independent as possible for months between resupply.”Another interesting aspect of running a well-equipped medical facility at sea is that every day is different. This time HMAS Sydney’s Commanding Officer Commander Karl Brinckmann enlisted their help of the ship’s medical team to run his quit smoking challenge, and to subsequently reduce the number of smokers onboard. Nicotine patches and gums were ordered and issued to personnel in the interests of better health for their wallets and their bodies.Of course, the ship’s sickbay can’t cope with every situation. “We are limited in the procedures we can perform at sea,” Dr Edwards explained. “Sometimes we are reliant on external support for seriously unwell sailors. In instances like that we transfer the patients ashore by boat or carry out an aeromedical evacuation by helicopter.”Dr Edwards said he is able to perform minor dentistry if needed but would always seek guidance from ashore in the first instance.HMAS Sydney‘s embed into the US Navy 7th Fleet George Washington Carrier Strike Group will allow the Royal Australian Navy to increase its knowledge and skills relating to air defence procedures, strike group integration and other high end defence capabilities. It will also expose the ship’s medical team to a wide range of differing perspectives and ways of operating through opportunities to cross decks onto US Navy warships.[mappress]Press Release, June 6, 2013; Image: Australian Navy Just Another Day for Australian Naval Medical Teams at Sea View post tag: Navy View post tag: ANOTHER June 6, 2013 View post tag: Australian View post tag: sea View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Just Another Day for Australian Naval Medical Teams at Sea center_img Share this article View post tag: Medical View post tag: day Training & Education View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: just View post tag: teamslast_img read more


first_img99; passed away on December 17 at her home. Dorothy was born in Bayonne and resided there lifelong. She was a retired Supervisor for Maidenform Company in Bayonne, for over 45 years. Wife to the Late James J. Hartnett, Jr. Mother of Stuart A. Hartnett and his Wife Anna (nee: Szklarski), and James J. Hartnett III and his Wife Nadine (nee: Pacala). Grandmother of James J. Hartnett IV, Diane Vezzuto, Sharon Hall, Kevin Hartnett, Elizabeth Burton, and Evan Hartnett. She is the Great-Grandmother of 15. Dear Sister of Margaret “Peggy” Hromak and her Husband George, and the Late Robert Nuber, Frank Nuber, Fred Nuber, and Catherine Nuber. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more


first_imgAT THE THEATER — Dr. Walter F. Robinson’s 7th grade classes visited the Bergen PAC for a viewing of dramatic performances by Chamber Theatre Productions. The plays included classics such as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Monkey’s Paw,” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” The students developed their understanding of genre and literary elements. ×last_img

Cape May County COVID-19 Cases Rise

first_imgWILDWOOD CREST8 DENNIS TOWNSHIP61 MUNICIPALITYACTIVE CASESOFF QUARANTINEDEATHS AVALON42 WEST WILDWOOD1 TOTAL DECEASED LOWER TOWNSHIP5426 UPPER TOWNSHIP1011 NORTH WILDWOOD31 WOODBINE2 WEST CAPE MAY2 15 STONE HARBOR0 CAPE MAY CITY12 Cape May County reported Monday there are now 167 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths overall in the county, including a 77-year-old woman who was a resident at the Victoria Manor nursing home in Lower Township.With the latest death, Victoria Manor has had a total of six residents die of the coronavirus, confirmed Denis Brown, administrative aide to the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders.The COVID-19 outbreak has climbed to 64,584 cases and 2,443 deaths in New Jersey.Following is a breakdown of the confirmed coronavirus cases in each municipality of Cape May County: WILDWOOD81 TOTAL RECOVERED CAPE MAY POINT0 TOTAL ACTIVE144 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP333 TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY167 SEA ISLE CITY11 8 OCEAN CITY112 As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, county officials urge community action to help limit the spread.“It’s critically important that we continue to stay home and limit our contact with others,” said Kevin Thomas, Cape May County health officer. “Some initial indications suggest that these types of community mitigations are having a positive impact on decreasing the spread of disease.”The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. COVID-19 can spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. The droplets could also be inhaled into the lungs. It can spread between people who are in close contact with one another, within about 6 feet.The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Since COVID-19 spreads easily from person-to-person it is important to do the following:Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Put distance between yourself and other people.Stay home, unless you need to leave to get essential supplies.For more information, call the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253 or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at, the World Health Organization at and the New Jersey Department of Health at additional information, visit the Cape May County Department of Health at or on Facebook.last_img read more

Video: Sweet smashes into Gase at Bristol

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Dopapod Orchestra, Electron & More Announced On Disc Jam Music Festival Lineup

first_imgThe 6th annual Disc Jam Music Festival has revealed a tasty lineup with many returning performers and a bevy of new, fresh faces. Featuring a number of heavy hitters from the funk and prog-rock communities including Dopapod (2 nights; 1 set ft. Dopapod Orchestra), Electron, Kung Fu, TAUK, Pink Talking Fish, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Consider The Source (Radiohead set), The Nth Power, Gubbilidis (ft. Zdenek Gubb & Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle) and Hayley Jane & The Primates, the latest installment of Disc Jam is shaping up to be one of the best yet.Set to take place at Gardner’s Farm this June 9-12, Disc Jam VI will offer attendees new VIP packages that include hotel rooms and shuttles to and from the show; expanded woods camping; all new late night activities including interactive art, fire spinning performances, themed group challenges and an LED foam party. Tickets to Disc Jam VI are available now and can be found here.last_img read more

Garrett Clayton & Dove Cameron Join Hairspray Live!

first_imgGarrett Clayton & Dove Cameron(Photo: Michael Kovac & Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) Two teen favorites are about to make teenage Baltimore swoon. Garrett Clayton and Dove Cameron have joined the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live! as Link Larkin and Amber Von Tussle, respectively. The two Teen Choice Award nominees join an all-star cast, including the recently announced Ariana Grande. The live broadcast is set for December 7.Cameron will play Kristin Chenoweth’s daughter once more as the younger of the Von Tussle clan—the two appeared in the Disney Channel original movie Descendants and the upcoming sequel. She also stars in the network’s series Liv and Maddie, where she met her fiancé, Ryan McCartan. The two recently released their first EP together, titled Negatives.Clayton’s previous small screen musical credits include the Teen Beach Movie series. He also stars as porn star Brent Corrigan in the upcoming biographical drama King Cobra, co-starring and directed by James Franco.The live event will be headlined by newcomer Maddie Baillio, who takes on the role of Tracy Turnblad. The lineup also includes Grande as Penny Pingleton, Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad (reprising his Tony-winning performance from the original production), Martin Short as Wilbur and Derek Hough as Corny Collins.Check out Chenoweth and Cameron performing together in Descendants below! View Commentslast_img read more

CUNA asks SBC to consider consumer data vulnerabilities

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » CUNA encouraged Congress to consider ways consumers’ personal data could be put at risk in a letter to Senate Banking Committee leadership Tuesday. CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle submitted the letter for the record of the committee’s hearing on consumer data security and credit bureaus.“As this Committee works to shed light on the impact of the Equifax breach and to ensure consumers are not at further risk, we encourage you and your colleagues to consider the risk to consumers’ personal data in other sectors of the economy, including the retail sector, as well as at federal agencies like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB),” Nussle wrote, adding that the Equifax breach is “only the last in a long string of massive data breaches” affecting consumers.CUNA previously wrote to the committee, and other Congressional committees, emphasizing the need for Congress to ensure affected consumers are notified what information may have been exposed.last_img read more

Big Brother’s Kemi Fakunle Launches Swimsuit Line

first_img“I guess it started with my love of fashion and always tweaking things to make them look exactly how I wanted,” she explained. “I used to go thrifting with my friends and rip apart the old clothes, sew them together and make new ones. Swimwear specifically came to mind a little after I graduated college in 2015.”Big Brother Kemi Fakunle Launches Flattering Swimsuit LineKemi Fakunle Courtesy of Kemi FakunleFakunle said she “always had trouble” finding swimsuits that were “flattering to my body type” and noticed her friends had similar issues.“I always knew I wanted to start my own line, but I decided to take the leap after one of my biggest inspirations, Conna Walker (Founder of House of CB), was listed in 2019’s Forbes 30 Under 30,” Fakunle said. “I was kind of like, ‘What am I waiting for?’ From there, Like Honey started to come to life.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Maryland native described her pieces as “sexy, versatile and practical,” noting that she designed the swimsuits to be “flattering for every body type” so that “women feel good when wearing them.”Like Honey uses a specialty blend of fabrics that “hug curves to accentuate the female figure” and can be customized in multiple ways.“So, if you’re looking to pack one bikini for a few days in the sun, we’ve got ya covered,” Fakunle said.The CBS personality — who competed on Big Brother 21 — said her personal favorite swimsuits are the Burnette set and the Ava set in the color toffee.Laurel Goldman Big Brother Kemi Fakunle Launches Flattering Swimsuit LineLaurel Goldman Courtesy of Kemi Fakunle“The toffee color is currently only available in the Ava style but is the perfect tan-brown for every complexion,” she explained. “I worked very closely with my manufacturer for several months to perfect a neutral color that compliments a wide range of skin tones.”Follow @likehoneyswim on Instagram and subscribe to their newsletter for the first look at their upcoming collection.Listen to Get Tressed With Us to get the latest beauty and style news! The former reality star added, “Starting a new business was terrifying and cost more than I anticipated, but I was fortunate to be able to shoot with some friends to get things going.”Caro Viehweg Big Brother Kemi Fakunle Launches Flattering Swimsuit LineCaro Viehweg Courtesy of Kemi FakunleFakunle enlisted the help of Love Island USA stars Laurel Goldman, Caro Viehweg and Alana Morrison to help her model the line.- Advertisement – Kemi Fakunle is channeling her entrepreneurial spirit to empower women through her new swimsuit line, Like Honey.The Big Brother alum, 27, exclusively told Us Weekly on Thursday, November 5, that she was inspired to create her own swimwear line after seeing a need in the market.- Advertisement –last_img read more