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i got attacked at work today

post #1 of 24
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But strangely enough I was prefectly calm with it and did everything I was supposed to.

I'll have a few bruises but nothing major,
oh the joy of working in mental health!
post #2 of 24
oh gosh- are you ok? that's really scarry
post #3 of 24
ouch that is bad. glad to know you did not get hurt
post #4 of 24
I am glad u are ok Ya mental health can be hard to work with what type of mental health do u deal with???
post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by caterpillarpie View Post
But strangely enough I was prefectly calm with it and did everything I was supposed to.
Good for you! It's always hard to know how you'll react to something before it happens.
post #6 of 24
I am glad that you are ok.

post #7 of 24
I'm glad to hear that you are ok too!
post #8 of 24
Geesh, that would be scary..I'm glad your alright
post #9 of 24
Good to read that you are ok!!
post #10 of 24
KittenKiya's Clan is very happy that you are OK too.
post #11 of 24
Glad you weren't hurt badly. Do you have good support at your work? That could be quite traumatic.
post #12 of 24
So glad it isn't worse than it could have been........
post #13 of 24
Even one bruise is one to many.
What protections does the company you work for have in place?
This should never happen.

I am glad that you are OK but please....
don't put on a brave face.
Make sure you are safe at work.
Being attacked by a pt. could potentially end your heath or your life.
post #14 of 24
That's really scary!
post #15 of 24
So glad that you are alright!
My sister works with mentally diasabled children and has been attacked as well. I'm so glad that the training you received was able to get you out of a dangerous situation with only minor injuries! It does get really scary, doesn't it?
post #16 of 24
I'm sorry, I'm glad you are okay
post #17 of 24
I'm glad to hear that you are ok! Its amazing how we apply the things that we have learned in a situation like that without even thinking about it!
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by caterpillarpie View Post
But strangely enough I was prefectly calm with it and did everything I was supposed to.

I'll have a few bruises but nothing major,
oh the joy of working in mental health!
Ouch, sorry to hear that I hope you are ok.

I am a nurse and have had my share of run ins with crazy eldery people. I've been pinched so hard that I was left with a bruise in the shape of the guys hand. I've been whacked in the head with canes and walkers. I had a woman bite me and draw blood.

When that happens I call a code "White" and have a bunch of big burley orderlies come sit on the patient while I stick them with a needle!

One girl I work with got really beat up in the ER one day when she was working there. Some guy literally just attacked her and started punching and kicking her. She was pretty banged up by the time they got him off of her.
post #19 of 24
Oh my, how frightening! I'm so glad you're ok!


Hilda >^..^<
post #20 of 24
Wow, I'll bet you are shook up! Even if you are prepared for something like this, it's still going to be nerve rattling.

When I was working with autistic children (for a time while doing my internship), a co-worker was standing behind a child who was seated at a table. The child reached behind his head, grabbed her shirt, and ripped it off her body, all in about a second. I had been wondering why all my co-workers were so young, and it didn't take long for me to figure out why.

Please keep being careful, and thank you for the necessary and difficult work you do.

Cheers, from
SwampWitch
post #21 of 24
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oh the joy of working in mental health!
I know what you mean. My hubby's in mental health as well. He has permanent nerve damage in his wrist from a girl who slammed a metal trash can down on top of it.
post #22 of 24
I teach special education, so I feel for you...I get attacked by one or more of my children on a daily basis, one of them weighing more than myself at only 9 years old. I have another (most of my kids are severely autistic with moderate to severe mental retardation/disability), that is an eye poker, a kicker (feels great since he also wears an AFO on his leg), a pincher, and a biter. My class this year is tough...the hardest one I've had for awhile. Fortunately, we're making some progress, and some of the behaviors are decreasing. I guess the saving grace of this particular group is that they're all really cute kids...I have some sweet little faces in my room, and some scrappy attitudes!
post #23 of 24
I am glad you are okay. I used to work in a behavior facility and I still work in a nursing home with alot of alzheimers patients, and I used to work in a MR hospital too and it takes a while to get used to but once you do its a really rewarding field to be in because that same person who attacked you today will tell you how much they love you the next day. And when they tell you that it just makes the bruises worth it. I have had about everything done to me other than being bit and the worst for me was when someone tried to bite me but had no teeth I didn't know they didn't have teeth until after they latched on because they were new I am always weary of being bitten. And I hate being spit on but its part of the job. And I am glad to see you shook it off like a pro and you sound like you will go far in this field.
post #24 of 24
Thread Starter 
oh, it happens regularly hence the training.
I still LOVE my job, if i ever battle to get up in the morning it's because I'm tired, not because I dont enjoy my work!
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