In the modern technological landscape, our goal must be to build a security ecosystem that is balanced and feeds each part from the other to ensure the effectiveness of the whole.
There is a need for healthcare to recognize the Security management function as an equally relevant and critical function to the Facilities management function.
If it is our goal to move violence prevention efforts forward, we must point to the benefits to patient care and the benefits to employee engagement.
My challenge to this line of thinking is that built into it is a fundamental flaw, in order to use this tool – someone still has to first be assaulted.
“Excellence is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice. We do not act rightly because we are excellent, in fact, we achieve excellence by acting rightly.” Plato
The CPTED territorialism concept is about creating a clear delineation of space and separates your space from non-legitimate users. Furthermore, CPTED considers activity support a principal concept; placing activity where individuals become part of the natural surveillance.
The Proactive Security Podcast is dedicated to providing a monthly discussion on violence prevention in healthcare and highlighting the industry’s best prevention practices.
Training is the bedrock for how our officers will wield their tools and how they will choose which one to use for the job. We can either choose to train them for success or allow our training programs to train them for failure.