Dr Gregory Brammer
Dr. Gregory Brammer notes that one of the main problems that emergency medical personnel have to deal with when responding to situations is the recent increases in workplace violence in recent years. Statistics from the American College of Emergency Physicians suggest that more than three quarters of emergency medical personnel experience incidents of violence at least once a year, with the majority of these coming from patients or their visitors. They have highlighted the following as reasons for these increases in violent behavior.
The increased presence of gang-activity, particularly in inner-city areas, has given rise to a distrusting culture in some areas of the United States, particularly towards emergency medical personnel.
The increased prevalence of both drug and alcohol abuse has led to some patients acting in ways they might not otherwise have done when dealing with emergency medical personnel.
The failure of some community medical health systems, which has led to increased demands on the time and resources of emergency centers that are less able to cope, resulting in some patients expressing their frustrations through violence.
Prolonged waits for medical care, often caused by the previously-mentioned increases in demand, lead to patient anxiety. This is often compounded by the issue of unpleasant waiting room environments.
Dr. Gregory Brammer understands that violence against emergency medical personnel is becoming an increasingly serious issue and he is keen to help those who may have experienced such incidents in any way that he can. The team at BrammerMD can provide legal advice and information to help professionals handle such situations.
Source — http://newsroom.acep.org/fact_sheets?item=30010