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Accident: 202545133 - Employee Suffers Facial Fractures When Kicked By Patient

Accident: 202545133 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/01/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486465303/05/20138062Huntington Memorial Hospital
On November 01, 2012, Employee #1, a registered nurse, was administrating care was to a patient. The patient was admitted into the hospital because of a trauma incident. Due to the patient's injuries, he was sedated. As the effects of sedation diminished, he became agitated and aggressive. The hospital staff put the patient into restraints. Employee #1 observed that the patient's left foot restraint was loose and undone. The employee requested assistance to restrain the patient. As Employee #1 reached down to take the restrain the patient swung his left leg and kicked the employee in the face. Employee #1 suffered multiple fractures to the face and was hospitalized for approximately ten days.
Keywords: kick back, fracture, health care worker, restraining device, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314864653 Hospitalized injury Other Registered nurses

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