Hospital Security Guard Services
Top Hospital Security Guard Services Company in CA
According to a 2016 hospital security survey by Health Facilities Management and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, 75 percent of hospital management surveyed said that maintaining security has recently become more challenging.
One of the biggest takeaways from the survey is that hospitals are now pro-actively training management and staff so they can respond quickly and appropriately if a dangerous incident occurs. They’re also focusing heavily on prevention. Here are some of the elements of a strong hospital security plan:
Conduct annual risk assessments
Implement strategies and staff training that identify behavior that could lead to violence
Train staff on how to defuse tense situations and, when necessary, how to alert hospital security
Add access control technology, digital video surveillance, electronic lockdown capability and electronic tracking of equipment and medication
Add sufficient hospital security guards
Hospitals (51 percent) say they have experienced violence against staff in their emergency rooms by patients or their families and 44 percent reported patient/family violence against staff in other areas of the hospital. Survey respondents cited the opioid epidemic for increasing violence and theft.
Not surprisingly, security guards in hospitals are becoming more common–but the survey respondents say there aren’t enough. Properly trained guards can deescalate a situation verbally yet have the skills to physically restrain when needed.
For a hospital security plan to be the most effective, staff, management and security guard officers must work in unison to prevent violence and theft, and when necessary, address aggressive or erratic behavior.
Sunrise Security provides security teams to hospitals—stationed in emergency rooms, on patient floors, in pharmacies, at hospital entrances and in parking lots/structures.
For more info on how to find the Top Hospital Security Guard Services Company in CA
Give Sunrise Security a call at (805) 457-5864