Security - March 2017

Active incident training must go beyond a focus on active shooters

Immediate entry and fast-moving tactics now constitute the majority of active shooter training


Ohio hospital security officers suspended after detaining visitor

Incident leads to suspensions after video was released


FBI offers updated active-shooter planning document

Document expands on 'Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting'


How to hire the best security officers

The quality of the staff is the best indicator of an effective department


Mass casualty mitigation strategies

A good offense can improve response to an active shooter


Death of patient who hit hospital security guard ruled a homicide

Autopsy results showed the man died as a result of traumatic asphyxiation caused by the position in which he was being held


Modern surveillance technologies can improve decentralized healthcare security

Security professionals rely on their surveillance system to help them monitor indoor and outdoor spaces


Patient with gun admitted to ICU, bypassed security

Woman shoots, kills herself at Florida hospital


Healthcare facilities can be compromised by malware that infects medical devices

Insecurable medical systems provide a target for identity thieves


Standardized security technologies urged for healthcare campus

Facilities with strict, consistent specifications can improve safety and cut costs


$1.2 million of equipment stolen from Toronto hospital

The hospital’s video surveillance footage shows the suspects used suitcases to transport equipment


Texas hospital employee says stealing was 'easy'

Employee allegedly stole $400k of medical equipment from Christus Santa Rosa Hospital


Drug disappearances at VA hospitals investigated

VA drugs losses rose tenfold between 2009 and 2015


Steps to prevent health facility violence

Risk management expert urges zero tolerance culture



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