Are Armed Police or Security Officers an Effective Solution to Preventing/Responding to Violence in Hospitals?
Experts share experiences, concerns and leading practice guidelines to effectively prevent and respond to violence in hospitals. Join a panel discussion on the impact of arming police and/or security officers in the health care environment. Each panelist will discuss the model used for their environment, specialized training and the role of security in assisting with patient management/restraints. Ask questions based on the discussion.
The panel will focus on security operations that deploy unarmed security officers; security operations that deploy both unarmed and armed security or police officers; security operations that deploy unarmed security officers and are supplemented by off-duty police officers; security operations that deploy armed security or armed police (no unarmed); and leading practice strategies in comparing the advantages and disadvantages of providing an armed presence.
- The attendee will gain information from experiences and lessons learned in preventing and responding to violence in hospitals.
- The attendee will receive information on the value and challenges associated with an armed presence in the health care environment to include necessary specialized training, funding and the role of security in assisting with patient management/restraints.
- The attendee will review a leading practice guide/tool used in determining the staffing model for his/her specific organization.
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