Psychiatric Patients

Florida Hospital Sued for Releasing Suspected Murderer

CLEARWATER, Fla.

Mental Health Experts Say Officers Should Have Detained Fla. Student

GAINESVILLE, Fla.

New Judicial Standards for the Deployment of Tasers

Half of ER Nurses Are Assaulted at Work

DES PLAINES, Ill.

Read: Responding to Abusive Patient Behavior (Part III of III): Reducing the Risks of Restraints

Responding to Abusive Patient Behavior (Part III of III): Reducing the Risks of Restraints

Although physical intervention is considered by most in healthcare security to be the method of last resort, sometimes hospital employees are left with no alternative but to use this approach on someone who becomes a danger to themselves or others. This last part of our series on managing abusive individuals discusses how hospital personnel can appropriately use restraints.

Responding to Abusive Patient Behavior (Part I of III): 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Training Staff

Healthcare workers, police and security personnel greatly benefit from training that shows them how to appropriately deal with patients, visitors and even other employees who may become disruptive or violent. But if that training isn’t delivered properly andto the right people, problems can result. This first part of our serieson managing abusive patients discusses how hospitals can avoid themistakes often made when developing their education programs.

Read: Here’s to You Mr. Robinson

Here’s to You Mr. Robinson

Alan Robinson, director of protection and security services for Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health beat out some stiff competition to capture the first annual Campus Safety Director of the Year/Healthcare award. Discover what made him a winner.

Read: To Serve and Not Be Served

To Serve and Not Be Served

North Carolina University affiliated WakeMed Health and Hospitals of Raleigh, N.C., succeeds in keeping its patients and staff safe and secure by staying true to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and blending electronic security systems with a focus on customer service.

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