Missouri Nurses Association Says it’s More Dangerous to be a Nurse than a Police or Corrections Officer


Legislation aimed at protecting Missouri health care employees against a growing number of assaults is backed by the 110-thousand member Missouri Nurses Association. State director Heidi Lucas testifies incidents are happening all the time:

Lucas also testifies that her brother, who works in the health care field, has already suffered three concussions this year, from patients. She says he’s been head-butted, punched and bitten.

Springfield-based CoxHealth also testified for the bill, saying there have been 649 assaults on their hospital property in the past year.