Security - May 2017

Nurses suing Illinois hospital, security firm after being held hostage

Suit alleges security officer ran away from situation and made no effort to help


Identity management playing greater role in healthcare cybersecurity

The most important thing security professionals can do is maintain control over who has access to the hospital’s systems


Protecting healthcare facility parking lots with video surveillance

Protecting patients, staff and visitors have become increasingly important in addressing patient privacy, safe guarding against infant abductions and ensuring an overall safe environment


Dealing with a violent healthcare workplace

There are ways to reduce the likelihood of violent incidents in a longterm care facility


Fresno hospitals using ‘eyeprints’ for patient ID

Each time a patient registers for an appointment, a quick photo will be taken to match with the one on file


Move to exempt healthcare facilities from Kansas gun law stalls

Unless changes are made, concealed handguns will be allowed in state psychiatric hospitals


D.C. hospital probes security officers' alleged wheelchair ‘dump’ of patient

Howard University is investigating an incident involving a female patient left lying on the ground at a nearby bus stop


Active shooter threat assessment tool offered

Threat assessment checklist available for download on Campus Safety website


Nurses taken hostage at Illinois hospital when patient grabs officer's gun

Chicago man, 21, was fatally shot by SWAT team at Geneva hospital


Hospital bathrooms can be haven for illegal drug use

Standard equipment for hospital security guards may include opioid overdose-reversing drugs


New Jersey expands elder facility hidden camera program

Program launched to protect elderly and disabled patients from caregiver abuse


NHS working to recover from global cyberattack

Teams ‘working round the clock’ to fix systems rendered inaccessible


Faulty alarm system puts psychiatric hospital at risk, staff says

Personal alarms used by nursing staff regularly break and are often 'useless,' staffer says


$1 million worth of medical equipment missing from Indiana VA

VA officials say losses are small compared to the inventory’s size, but may indicate poor record-keeping


N.J. hospitals practice response to nuclear attack

'Operation Gotham Shield' not a direct response to concerns about North Korea's nuclear arsenal


Is hiring ex-cons in healthcare safe?

Some states have passed laws to keep people with criminal convictions out of jobs in clinical settings


OSHA violence standard for healthcare supported in comments

Expanding the agency's definition of workplace violence also urged



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