Violence against workers happens at far greater rates in the health care sector than it does in the private sector overall. From verbal abuse to physical assaults, health care workers face frequent threats to their safety as they care for patients. Designing security features into a new health care facility or renovated space from the beginning can improve safety and security, maximize utilization of human resources and lower operational costs. Patient and employee satisfaction are also enhanced by good security designs.
This session will provide an overview of the newly updated Security Design Guidelines for Health Care Facilities. The 2020 edition has updated material throughout and new subject matter has been added including: ED-based behavioral health facilities, long term care facilities, and standalone emergency, urgent care and surgical care facilities.
Describe important security design elements to include in every project.
List important security design elements of Parking and the External Environment
List important security design elements of Buildings and the Internal Environment
Identify security design elements in ED-based behavioral
CPP, CHPA, Vice-Chairperson,
Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc.
Credits: None available.
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