During events, such as a pandemic, anxiety, driven by fear, may affect the rational behavior of all parties (staff, patients and visitors). It is during times such as this that the security team can play an important role. This scenario is further impacted by the similar feeling of angst of the clinical team. Add this […]
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At any point in time, are you aware who is in your hospital, and where they are? This question is especially applicable to non-patients. This scenario is a factor in most hospital premises liability lawsuits, with intentional torts being a close second. It is important to keep in mind that security is a proactive discipline. […]
Did you ever stop and think: How did our security program get to the point it is at today? What was the first clue that there was a real need for some sort of security and loss prevention effort? These questions can be applied with equanimity if the security program is five years old or […]
Security litigations include both the sins of omission, as well as the sins of commission. The adequacy and efficacy of security programs are defined situationally, on a case by case basis. Defining a reasonable standard of care is also situational, to be determined by the ambient threat environment. Because the ambient threat environment is dynamic […]
When was the last time your hospital commissioned an objective, comprehensive security review? Was the security review considered reactive or proactive? Security Management Services International, Inc. is a security consulting firm that focuses on the unique security needs of hospitals. We have found that most security reviews come in the wake of an adverse event. […]
Are you in charge of security for a healthcare facility? SMSI has developed a security awareness training program for hospitals that fulfills the motto: If you see something, do something. In less than two hours, we will empower employees, from housekeepers to RNs, with the basic tools of threat recognition at the incipient phase, the […]
As posted on LinkedIn Pulse on September 14, 2017 Access management may begin at the perimeter, but it should not end there. This is particularly true for hospitals. Most hospitals generally have two primary points of public ingress: The Emergency Department and the Main Lobby. However, most hospitals, hotels and other public buildings, have numerous […]
As posted on LinkedIn Pulse on February 7, 2017 The title of this article, the WPV Triad, is intended to be metaphor for the dominant dynamics of a plurality of workplace violence incidents. Obviously, workplace violence may include an abundance of other criminal acts outside of the tirade discussed herein. For example, even workplace property […]
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As posted on LinkedIn Pulse on November 29, 2016 The Workplace Violence Mitigation for Hospitals The Graphic above depicts a composite image of Urban & Rural Hospitals as a continuum. Here in California, Workplace Violence continues to receive major attention by the California Legislature, as an adjunct to the California Health & Safety Code. Also, […]