Nurse Stabbings But Another Indication of Healthcare Workplace Violence

Tue, September 16th, 2014 - 2:32 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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There have been a variety of studies detailing how in the healthcare industry workplace violence is prevalent.  It creates a dangerous environment for healthcare workers.  Workplace violence in the healthcare sector can range from verbal abuse to physical attacks.


This article in Los Angeles NBC News describes how two nurses were stabbed while working on their job.  According to the article, a new proposed law would mandate that hospitals and healthcare facilities report all attacks so they could be made available online.

And excerpt from the article…”Less than a week after two on-duty nurses were stabbed in separate attacks at Southern California hospitals, a state senate labor committee will hear for the first time from healthcare workers about workplace violence prevention plans.

A proposed senate bill would require hospitals to report violent workplace incidents to Cal/OSHA and to make those statistics available online. It would also force hospitals to have prevention programs and annual training in place.

However, the California Hospital Association said the proposed bill only duplicates existing law, calling it “vague, costly” and “not grounded in hospital safety/security principles.”

The bill, SB-1299, was introduced by state Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Los Angeles), who is running for secretary of state and lists on his website the California Nurses Association among his endorsers .”


Corra Group to Close for Labor Day Holiday

Fri, August 29th, 2014 - 12:28 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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For those conducting employment screening, please be aware Corra Group will close early Friday, August 29th at 1 P.M. Pacific Time and will be closed Monday, September 1st.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 2nd at regular business hours.


Wishing everyone a safe and happy Labor Day.



Corra Group Increases the Number of Drug Test Collection Sites to Meet the Employment Screening Needs of the Strong Growth Healthcare Industry

Thu, August 28th, 2014 - 2:11 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group is providing a wide range of drug collection sites in order to accommodate the compliance needs of those in the healthcare industry. As the healthcare industry continues as one of the strongest growth sectors in American Industry , there is a greater need for for such personnel as nurse practitioners, and people working in home health care services.

“Often drug tests are mandated before healthcare workers can be put on the job,” said Nick Gustavson, Corra Group Co-Founder. “There are pre-employment screening drug tests and the periodic drug tests with emphasis on contractors who work for the different recruiting agencies. When the healthcare worker accepts a new position, the staffing agency is required to conduct drug test as one of several background checks. Additional background searches may range from criminal records searches, to Healthcare Sanctions background checks .

“Any healthcare facility that is supported in any way with government funding is required to have its personnel undergo the healthcare sanctions background check,” said Gustavson. “It doesn’t matter if the employee is a doctor, a nurse, or even the IT guy who can’t tell a scalpel from a thermometer. If he is on the healthcare sanctions list, the medical facility is at risk of losing its government funding.”

For the complete press release, please click on this link.

Courts Closed for Labor Day

Thu, August 28th, 2014 - 2:09 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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For those who conduct background checks for employment screening, please note the courts will be closed Monday, September 1st, for Labor Day.


Courts  Closed for Labor Day


All courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Virgina, West Virginia, and North Carolina will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.

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