A few weeks ago, the police brought in someone to the ER for an emergency detention. An emergency detention prohibits a patient from leaving the ER if they are mentally unstable who needs to get mental health treatment. It’s much more complicated, but that’s not the point of the story.
Anyway, this patient was extremely aggressive and non-compliant and was generally a pain in the ass. She had a few extreme mental health problems and she was very non-compliant with her medicine as well.
So, when the clinical psychologist came to evaluate the patient to see if they could be accepted at the mental health center, the psychologist accidentally got locked in the room with the patient.
Normally, we keep psych patients in rooms that are locked and can only be unlocked by scanning your hospital ID badge next to the door. Somehow, the door got shut behind the psychologist (it’s supposed to always be open when healthcare staff are in the room), and her ID badge malfunctioned and she couldn’t open the door. The patient saw this as an opportunity to practice their boxing skills and promptly began to assault the psychologist. Security managed to open the door somehow and rescued the psychologist, but not before she had acquired several injuries to her face.
Luckily, there were no bones broken and nothing required stitches. The psychologist was still fairly bruised all over her face.
Overall, it was a pretty interesting night.