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Journal of Healthcare Protection Management

Ronald J Morris, Julie Panek
How does a security director demon- strate value and influence in an or- ganization? According to the authors, a security director's title or position in an organization's hierar- chy does not guarantee that he or she will demonstrate organizational value or influence. This can only happen as a result ofwhat the director does, how well it is done or in some cases what is not done that should have been done. In this article, they de- scribe some real life achievements ex- perienced at their organization to demonstrate security's value and influence...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Javier Bravo
The increased number of be- havioral health patients in our hospitals whose needs are fre- quently met by caregivers without sufficient behavioral healthcare experience or training, has made it difficult to manage the disruptive be- haviors of seriously ill behav- ioral health patients. How do we meet the need, stay within a reasonable budget, and in- crease safety and confidence in our caregivers? The answer according to the author, is the Behavioral Response team (BRT). In this article, he de- scribes how to develop the team, the roles of its members, and how it responds to a crisis situation...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Jim Sawyer
With providing support for pa- tients with mental health chal- lenges growing as a priority almost daily, according to the author, the need to create a quality mental health patient 24/7 watch program has be- come essentialfor security planner In this article he dis- cusses the building of a watch team, best practices for watch team operation, and the key ingredients that make for a quality support program.
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
James D Blando, Maryalice Nocera, Marilyn Lou Ridenour, Daniel Hartley
The authors describe the issue of workplace violence in hospitals, a New Jersey state law and regula- tions regarding workplace vio- lence in healthcare, and some innovative strategies that are being utilized to help reduce the occurrence and risk of violence. The authors also discuss compli- ance with the New Jersey regula- tions.
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Kenneth Bukowski
In dealing with any type of emergency event, large or small, healthcare leaders should start with ensuring proper safety and security measures are in place, the author says, adding that a starting point should be an evaluation of the security pro- gram, the security profession- als at your site and their training. In this article, he de- lineates how security should be involved in all aspects of emergency situations.
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Caroline Ramsey Hamilton, Donald Miller
The new CMS Final Rule on Emer- gency Preparedness will be a major change for hospitals and many other types of healthcare providers, the authors claim. One of the most im- portant changes for hospitals will be the requirement to do the Security Risk Assessments and matching Emergency Plans for each separate facility, every year, instead of only doing a consolidated risk assess- ment on all facilities in one report. Failure to comply could have a major and disastrous economic im- pact on a hospital or other health care facility...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Thomas Huser
More organizations are mov- ing to patient treatment out- side of the traditional hospital and into practices and other off-site locations. As this tran- sition occurs, it is important to establish health and safety programs for the patients and staff at these locations. This is true even if the practices are not part of a hospital accredi- tation program as there are other regulatory agencies which affect the operations of these off-site locations.
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Robert J Martin
In this article, the author, one of the pioneers in the develop- ment of threat assessment systems, presents the core con- cepts that healthcare security directors will need to under- stand in helping employees who require assistance in dealing with stalking, domestic violence, or other potentially violent situations.
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Chris Perry
Following attendance by hos- pital security officers at a law enforcement active shooter training course, the author conducted nine quarterly drills at a vacant hospital involving security, outside law enforce- ment, medical staff and other employees. Drills were also conducted at the hospital ' off- campus locations. In this arti- cle he details the lessons learned from the drills.
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Lisa Terry
A critical issue facing all health- care employees is the number of patients dependent on themfor safety and security at all times. Not only must employees learn to survive an active shooter or other violent situation, they also have a moral and ethical obliga- tion to protect others, the author maintains. In this article, she de- scribes the kind of effective train- ing and preparedness that can make a difference.
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Richard D Sem
Violence against healthcare staff members far exceeds the national rate of occupational violence and is never part of the job, the author says. In this article, he lists measures to consider for effectively pre- venting and mitigating as- saultive and threatening purposeful behavior by pa- tients, family members, and outsiders.
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Bryan Warren
In this comprehensive guide to workplace violence in health- care, the author describes in detail an effective multi-tiered training program that ad- dresses the entire spectrum of workplace violence related be- haviors. Through such prepa- ration, assessment, and education, he says, the health- care professional can reduce the incidence and/or severity of workplace violence issues.
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Anthony J Luizzo, Bernard J Scaglione
This article presents a compre- hensive review of ways to min- imize threats and occurrences of violence in healthcare. The authors provide a number of resources available for devel- oping programs for mitigating and responding to such violence.
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
John Driscoll, Bonnie Michelman
In their article in the last issue of the Journal, the authors reported on their health system's decision to equip their security officers with Narcan, the nasal-spray form of naloxone, and train them to use the drug to revive patients and non-patients overdosed with heroin or other life-threatening opioids. The decision, they said, was prompted with an increase in individ- uals who may come to the hospital ' 32 buildings and over 130 offsitefa- cilities to "shoot up" themselves. In this follow-up report, they describe what has happened in the seven months since the policy was begun-- how many times Narcan was utilized; what happened during such incidents; lessons learned; and how comfortable security officers are with this new re- sponsibility...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Steve Van Till
New tools such as cloud-based access control have created new opportunities for chang- ing the way that electronic se- curity systems can interact, according to the author He describes how such software has made it easier and less costly for health systems to cope with change and how IT and physical security can work together in this critical area.
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Lew Pincus
Robot security officers cur- rently are now available to perform functions which are not cost-effective for humans, according to the author who heads a company which manu- factures them. In this article he describes the capabilities of robot officers and their uses in healthcare security and safety.
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Tom Aumack, Tony York, Katie Eyestone
This new study by HSS offirearm discharge data in hospitals over the last 10 years reveals that these events have occurred in all states but one, in both urban and rural locations, and in a variety of hos- pitals by size. The number of in- stances has continued to increase, the study finds, confirming the es- calation of violence in healthcare settings. These findings suggest that hospitals of all sizes and lo- cales are at risk of a firearm dis- charge, the authors report, and should consider this exposure in their assessment of security risk and mitigation planning...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Raymond J Gerwitz
Healthcare security leaders who serve in an industry built on traditional and static protection and response protocols must become more agile and adaptive in planning and responding to evolving threat and risk profiles, the author states. In this article, he tells how to use operational excellence to continuously improve performance.
October 2016: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Jeff Puttkammer, Carla Moreno
This case study excerpted from a white paper by HSS, Denver, CO, demonstrates how an integrated approach to addressing the problem of violence in healthcare through staff training and adopting environmental controls can significantly improve employee safety, business measures and practices, and allow staff to focus on providing high quality patient-focused care. For the complete white paper, go to the following link: pdf.
October 2016: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
Daniel J Coss, Patrice Wilson, Barbara Schultz
The formation of well trained, organized, and supervised clinical staff working in collaboration with security officers, has resulted in a reduction of work-place violence injuries to staff, according to the authors. In addition, the rate of restraint deployment for disruptive patients has also been reduced.
October 2016: Journal of Healthcare Protection Management
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