Emergency Physician allegedly tasers patient in Nevada hospital

From Becker’s:

The union representing nurses at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital in Elko said a lack of security at the facility contributed to an emergency room physician using a taser on a patient, the Elko Daily Free Press reports.

Service Employees International Union Nevada claims the physician used a taser on an allegedly combative patient transported from Carlin, Nev., over the Fourth of July weekend.

SEIU said the physician was placed on administrative leave and is expected to return to work Wednesday.

“Sources close to the incident say combative patients at NNRH and a lack of trained security have resulted in staff resorting to tasers, pepper gel and fisticuffs to protect themselves, requiring medical professionals to use force against the patients they are treating,” the union claimed.

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