Hospital Security


What is hospital security?

Low-tech options for security inside of the hospital include locks, good lighting and landscaping and barriers. It has even been suggested that there be an anonymous 800 number in order to report crimes as well as any slip in security.

Among the no-tech options policies and procedures, these can be developed to enhance security... It has been suggested that there be an anonymous 800 number to report crimes and any slips in security.

To delve deeper into the security system at the hospital, there are high-tech choices that have come into play. These include alarm systems, Photo ID, access control systems, two-way voice communications as well as weapons screening systems. However, now there are some new tools in the security system of the hospital; patient locators, delayed egress hardware, video pursuant software, active asset control systems., digital video pager alarms that can also enhance security all the more.

Why do hospitals need security?

Professionals who work in the hospital should look at threats that are likely in specific areas.

  • The trauma or emergency department – You have the possibility of gang fights, domestic conflicts, VIP patients, vendettas and child custody conflicts.

  • In the infant care area you have the possibility of infant abduction; there is a definite need for CCTV and infant security.

  • Pharmacy or drug storage area – the alarm and access control systems have to be monitored.

  • Prisoner care area – Receiving, elevator lock-off, command center and surveillance

  • Operating rooms – access control, CCTV, delayed egress hardware

  • Labs – access control, CCTV and duress alarms

  • Nuclear medicine area – CCTV, access control

  • Geriatric care area – CCTV, patient locators

  • Psychiatric care area 9access control, solitary room, lock-down capability, access control and staff duress

  • Morgue – access control, CCTV, decedent services area, and alarm system

  • PEX area – restroom security, duress alarm, late-night security and door release

    You must not forget such areas as parking lots, food service areas, the gift shop, shipping/receiving areas, and the threat of biohazard waste storage and disposal must be studied.

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    Requirements for a job in hospital security

  • Hospital experience is a plus, but it is not required. Candidate must be oriented to customer service,

  • Candidate must be at lest 18years old or older.

  • Candidate must have a diploma from their high school or a GED. They may also have at least 10 years of employment history that can be verified.

  • At least one verifiable employer

  • No criminal convictions

  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally.

  • Negative result on drug screen

  • Neat and professional appearance

  • Ability to handle different sorts of crises efficiently and effectively

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