Healthcare security urged consider the impact of Sentinel Event Alert No. 57

June 27, 2017

The Joint Commission recently issued Sentinel Event Alert (SEA) No. 57, “The Essential Role of Leadership in Developing a Safety Culture," and an article on the Campus Safety website is urging security professionals to consider it's impact.

While the alert seems to speak more to the safety function in healthcare, it is highlighting some key action items regarding the Joint Commission’s leadership standards.

For instance, element of performance No. 1 in SEA No. 57 can be interpreted to mean the types of security assessments, surveys and tools are being used to determine appropriate levels of and types of security.

Security leaders should consider “just in time” tools such as OSHA’s workplace violence checklist or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s “Self-assessment for health care facilities” tool, the article said

Read the article

 

 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Security


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Deer crashes through window at S.D. healthcare facility


Doe had a broken back right hoof but officials think it will be OK

1/18/2018

Hospital designs virtual-reality therapy for children


Children's hospital construction site used as distraction

1/18/2018

Penn. healthcare facility installs tri-generation energy center


Lancaster General Hospital invested $28 million in energy upgrades

1/18/2018

Commissioning art for healthcare facilities


The first step is to identify your project and determine where you want to display art, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/18/2018

Focus: Infection Control

Hospital-based sleep labs moving toward disposables


Shift linked to increased focus on hospital infection control

1/18/2018





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.