Hospital Security Training Trends

Find out how your healthcare facility and security department compare with your peer institutions on pubic safety and emergency preparedness education.

A hospital can have the best security technology and disaster plans in the world, but fail miserably during an actual crisis if its administrators, staff and public safety officers aren’t adequately trained. Although many campus protection professionals understand this, according to Campus Safety’s latest survey, there still appears to be many healthcare facilities that have a significant amount of room for improvement in this area.

More than one in four (29%) hospital respondents have some level of dissatisfaction with the amount of training that their public safety officers receive.

Despite this challenge, an overwhelming majority said that their officers were required to be trained on HIPAA (87%), verbal de-escalation/crisis intervention (86%), infanct/child abuduction response (82%) and use of force/restraints (81%).

So, how does your hospital measure up?

View the results.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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