I remember starting Nurses Against Violence Unite, Inc. I swore this was my mission in life, it still is but I will share with you how and why this mission is so important. We have a crisis that many are and not aware of and is creeping up on nursing…

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As the population is starting to head back into their offices, even in healthcare settings, there is something that cannot be ignored. Workplace violence and the enormous break for individuals to work from home with minimal in-person interaction have been a blessing, or has it? The next few months to…

This is a common theme in our society. Let’s step back and look at everything that has happened with healthcare, broken prior to November 2019, ushering in the viral storm that many have not recovered. We are now left with a tattered and torn healthcare system, nursing shortage growing while…

I barely ever watch the news or partake in the brutality of politics, ever. It is with great sadness that we have a system that is so deeply divided at the foundational level that it favors one race over another, throws its elderly away, withholding medical supplies from healthcare workers…

Lateral and patient/family on nurse abuse has gotten so out of control that in the news we are reading more and more nurses are committing suicide. We need to really help ourselves as nurses, through education and helping one another or the violence is only going to get worse. Some…

A Rude Awakening: The Nursing Struggle

What is nursing? Nursing is a state of mind, passion, a life some of us chose and for some, it chose us. Our battle started with prerequisites and the struggle to get into nursing school. Then when we found out when starting our nursing school journey that we were already…

As Nurses Grieve, The Nation Watches

Being a healthcare worker is my superpower, something that I am good at and advocate tirelessly for my nursing profession, and for those that help us with our jobs. With the overpowering emotions that I was feeling of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance…

We need to 1st talk about how much violence is occurring on the floor, whether it be working in a skilled nursing facility, an assisted living facility, or a hospital setting. The American Nurses Association stated in 2018 that out of 14,000 nurses that answered an anonymous surveying system, 62%…

Violence is a common theme throughout healthcare, and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The purpose of this article is to only discuss the system failures, to connect the dots and not penalize institutions but to enlighten and bring positive change. Workplace violence is a combination of several different factors…

The medical-surgical nurse gets the report on a 49 y.o. man, that fell into a thorn-bush and a foreign body is embedded into his arm. Nurse Allen, who is a seasoned nurse has 4 patients and is receiving a report on Mr. Smith. Allen’s current assignment is an ORIF (hip…

Dr. Sandra Risoldi

Founder/President of Nurses Against Violence Unite, Inc. ~ NonProfit geared to bring Awareness, Educate, Empower & Eliminate Violence in Healthcare. Est. 2017

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