As we look around at all the news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are constant reminders that bad people will take advantage of chaotic times to wreak whatever havoc they can.
Effective security staffing models require an analysis of both fixed post needs and dynamic patrol needs.
If regulations are needed to force healthcare organizations to change then that is an unfortunate reality.
Even when we react to something like a theft or an act of violence, we must be able to carry our response forward into new measures of prevention to ensure the event is not repeated.
This is the match, this is the team that is needed; operational experts on the clinical side working hand-in-hand with operational experts on the security side.
The ABRAT presents a promising leap forward in bedside violence risk assessment, and when combined with proactive response by the staff can significantly reduce the risk of a workplace assault.