You see security running through your emergency department, hear screaming and staff members talking, and are wondering what has happened now. You later find out that one of your fellow staff members was attacked and beaten by a patient. Legal charges are filed against the patient for assault, but the charges are dropped and the patient is set free. A patient’s family member attacks another staff member. A registered nurse is sprayed with mace after caring for a small child. Later the assailant is found to have a pair of scissors in her possession, which she intended to use as well.