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.
Here are three things that every healthcare security leader should be considering as we brace for the full effects of COVID-19.
Effective security staffing models require an analysis of both fixed post needs and dynamic patrol needs.
If we allow others to take the lead, then our organizations will miss out on utilizing their best resource. Violence prevention is our business.
Everyday healthcare providers accept assault as part of their job, and that is the real tragedy of violence in healthcare.
We each have the power to make one another better, and in turn we improve ourselves.
For those who have been in the industry for a while, we are seeing a shift toward more proactive methods like threat assessment. It is a critical shift for our industry, and I am grateful to see work like this being produced.
If regulations are needed to force healthcare organizations to change then that is an unfortunate reality.