Hospital Security Test
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Take this Test and Rate Your Hospital Security Program
The following Self-Test is intended to allow you to answer fundamental questions about your security program. This test is solely for your own information. These questions represent the most common and fundamental components to be considered when developing and effective hospital security program. In reviewing your results it is important to bear in mind that security is a situational discipline and no two security programs are the same, nor should they be. Every security program must contain effective strategies to reasonably mitgate the threat of your unique threat environment. This test also represents some of the components that are addressed when SMSI Inc. conducts a comprehensive Security Assessment. With the reality of limited resources, security programs must be designed to mitgate threats within the confines of cost-efficient budgeting.
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This test has equal relevance whether your hospital is 30 beds or 500 beds. Remember good security programs save money. These questions do not highlight every security contingency that may come up in most hospitals. They are meant to call attention to the scope breadth of security vulnerabilities that every hospital must pay attention to. SMSI believes it is prudent to consider these kinds of questions now rather than waiting for a security incident to happen.
Interpretation of Test Scores
If you answered between 0 – 4 questions negatively, industry statistics say that your hospital scored fairly well.
If you answered between 5 – 9 questions negatively, industry statistics say that your hospital shows moderate risk. Identified risks must be corrected as well as risks that could relate to those identified. A security audit would be desirable.
If you answered between 10 – 20 questions negatively, industry statistics say that your hospital shows serious risk exposure and moderate exposure to lawsuits. A security assessment is a must with corrective action essential. Implementation of Security Awareness Program is also an option.
If you answered 20 questions or more negatively, industry statistics say that your hospital shows severe vulnerability and serious exposure to lawsuits that would be difficult to defend as well as high probability of theft of assets. An immediate and complete security audit is a must. Must implement a Security Awareness Program. Must examine security policies and procedures. Must train security personnel in deficient areas identified.
SMSI would be happy to provide your hospital with a proposal to enable you to have a more effective and cost beneficial security program. SMSI will perform detailed on-site analysis of your entire security program. We can also help manage your security operations on a full or part-time basis.
Question 1 of 40
Is your hospital in full compliance with the OSHA, Guidelines for Preventing Work place Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers?
Question 2 of 40
Has your hospital had a security audit conducted by a Board Certified Protection Professional in the last 12 months?
Question 3 of 40
Has an employee been assaulted by a patient in the last 24 months?
Question 4 of 40
Has a visitor been assaulted on hospital property within the last 36 months?
Question 5 of 40
Has there ever been a lawsuit filed against your hospital for inadequate security?
Question 6 of 40
Has there been a lawsuit filed against your hospital for excessive use of force?
Question 7 of 40
Do most employees feel safe at work?
Question 8 of 40
Are ER and behavioral health clinicians adequately trained to deal with aberrant behavior?
Question 9 of 40
Are infant security drills conducted on a periodic basis?
Question 10 of 40
Does the hospital sufficiently address the security needs of pediatric patients?
Question 11 of 40
Has your hospital experienced the loss of patient valuables?
Question 12 of 40
Does your hospital have good relationships with local law enforcement agencies?
Question 13 of 40
Has the hospital done a criminal threat analysis within the last three years?
Question 14 of 40
Does your hospital have a robust security awareness program which involves all employees?
Question 15 of 40
Are all new employees subject to a thorough and reliable background check including a propensity for sexual predation?
Question 16 of 40
Does the background checking policy include gap checks for residence and employment?
Question 17 of 40
Does the background check include out of state searches?
Question 18 of 40
Do you believe your hospital does enough to protect property and assets?
Question 19 of 40
Do you believe the drug diversion prevention program at your hospital is sufficiently effective?
Question 20 of 40
Is there a bomb threat plan and if so, is that plan supported by local law enforcement agencies?
Question 21 of 40
Is your hospital presently using a computer-based security management system?
Question 22 of 40
Is your security department able to do incident trend analysis in order to identify and adjust to new security problems at the incipient stage allowing for corrective action in a proactive manner?
Question 23 of 40
Does your security program return sufficient ROI?
Question 24 of 40
Is your security program efficient?
Question 25 of 40
Do you believe contract security officers are as effective as proprietary security officers?
Question 26 of 40
Are supervisors and management personnel trained to recognize the telltale signs of workplace substance abuse?
Question 27 of 40
Are Pyxis units polled for suspicious use patterns and drug diversion?
Question 28 of 40
Does your security program include the application of CPTED principals?
Question 29 of 40
Is a hospital gratuity program applicable to all managers with purchase and requisition authority?
Question 30 of 40
Are security policies and procedures reviewed, and if necessary, revised at least every two years?
Question 31 of 40
Does the hospital maintain an employee conflict of interest policy?
Question 32 of 40
Is the Security Department managed by a certified security professional?
Question 33 of 40
If you are presently using a video surveillance system, are all cameras monitored live by security personnel and are they recorded 24 hours a day?
Question 34 of 40
Have you evaluated the efficacy of your video surveillance system in the past 18 months?
Question 35 of 40
Is the video coverage sufficient enough to allow for virtual patrols and virtual escorts?
Question 36 of 40
Is the hospital presently using a computer based key-control program?
Question 37 of 40
Does your hospital follow just-in-time inventory control practices for material management?
Question 38 of 40
Are all security officers fully trained in the use of force continuum?
Question 39 of 40
Can the hospital go into full lock-down within five minutes?
Question 40 of 40
Has the hospital ever had a Sentinel event related to the security program?
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