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Join us on 7/13 on Beyond The Basics Series: Security Design Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities

  • 1.  Join us on 7/13 on Beyond The Basics Series: Security Design Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities

    Posted 06-29-2021 11:33 AM

    Earn 1 AIA HSW LU | Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 2-3 pm ET

    DESCRIPTION:

    Aggressive, disruptive, and violent criminal behavior is on the rise across every facet of health care in the U.S., from hospitals large and small, to residential long-term care facilities, to stand-alone ambulatory surgery centers and orthopedic care sites, to home health and hospice. Additional security staff including armed officers and police are often called upon to stem this tide of violence against healthcare workers. But, as you will learn in this presentation, SECURITY BEGINS IN DESIGN. The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) released the 3rd edition of its Security Design Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities in 2020. These new guidelines provide an update on aspects of the 2nd edition, and provide new guidance for emerging areas within the healthcare environment, including:

    • Stand-alone emergency departments
    • Urgent care and surgical care facilities
    • Residential long-term care facilities
    • Emergency department based behavioral health facilities.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    After participating in this webinar attendees will:

    • Describe important security design elements to include in every project and their impact on the users experience and safety.
    • Understand important security design elements of parking and the external environments of healthcare facilities and the role integrated design plays.
    • Discuss important security design elements of buildings and the internal environment of healthcare facilities and the role integrated design plays.
    • Identify high level security design elements in ED-based behavioral health facilities, long term care facilities, and standalone emergency settings.
    SPEAKER:


    Thomas A. Smith, CHPA, CPP
    Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc

    MODERATOR: 

    Gregg D. Ostrow, AIA







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    Adriana Garcia
    Manager, Equipment Planning
    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
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