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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:
Thomas A. Smith, CHPA, CPPHealthcare Security Consultants, Inc
Gregg D. Ostrow, AIA