Doctors and nurses refuse weapons

Gabriel del Pozo (CESM) and Manuel Cascos (Satsi).

A few days after the massacre of a young man in a Texas school, another person armed with a rifle returns to terrorize the American soil. Specifically, in Hospital in Tulsa, OklahomaWhere this gunman killed five people before he committed suicide. The scenario prevailing in some American lands is hardly comparable to Spain, where this type of event is practically unimaginable due to the strict control of weapons. However, the organizations Doctors and nurses They deplore the escalation Verbal and physical violence in health centers.

no State Confederation of Medical Unions (CESM) Such as Nursing Federation (SATSI) We agree on the need to enhance the safety of Spanish hospitals through Legal and Legal Mechanisms. In this sense, sources from the Nursing Association consider that the solution to the increase in attacks on toilets must be directed through state standard “This obligates all health services” to develop “measures in terms of prevention, information and care for those who are being attacked.”

Vitality arrived Gabriel the wellthe general secretary of CESM, although “You can’t compare the situation” In the United States, violence in Spanish hospitals “also exists”. He warns that “professionals do not guarantee their safety”. In this sense, he agrees that the administration “must take action so that clinicians have an immediate response should they come under attack.”

Measures to increase safety in hospitals

Neither SATSI nor CESM leaders endorse The militarization of hospitals fProviding firearms to security officials, although these consider “police support to be welcome” near the stations.

Anyway, the demands of both organizations focus on Prevent. In the case of Satse, the solution lies, among other factors, in circulating 24-hour monitoring systems in the corridors and waiting rooms, as well as installing acoustic alarms in the consultation rooms and optimally lighting any room in the center.”

Satse also highlights the need to provide health professionals with the necessary data, knowledge and skills Carrying out its activities with greater guarantees that it will not be harmed. Thus, it proposes, for example, to obtain and maintain adequate training in personal defense against acts of violence,” refer to sources from this assembly, which confirm that the People’s Party is currently processing an illegal proposal in the House of Representatives that includes some of these measures.

Along the same lines, Del Pozo called for the installation of security brackets At the entrances to health centers for Denied access to weapons or dangerous objects, as well as tougher penalties against aggressors. The person in charge of CESM deplores that measures such as the anti-panic button offer no guarantees to clinicians “who only have the option of alerting their colleagues”.

How many cases of assault on toilets in Spain?

These are some of the suggestions of doctors and nurses in the face of backlash in attacks. According to the study General Council of Official Colleges of Physicians (Cgcom), In 2021 alone, 612 cases of toilet assault were detected, up 39 percent from the previous year. More than half, 51.1 percent, experienced primary care occupations.

Cgcom data reveals that 35 percent of attacks on doctors were motivated by “Inconsistencies with the care received”while it was due to 14 per cent Service time. Personal inconsistencies (12 percent), reports “do not match their requirements” (10 percent), failure to record “what the patient suggested” (9 percent), poor center performance (6 percent) and issues related to COVID-19 (5 percent) are also Among the main causes of attacks on toilets.

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