Security - April 2018

Decoding healthcare facility door locking requirements

Designing compliant locking arrangements can be a challenge


Benefits of wireless access control for healthcare facilities

Ease of installation is one reason to consider wireless access control


Joint Commission issues new sentinel event alert on violence against healthcare workers

Healthcare workers four times more likely to be victimized, including physical and verbal violence


Security tightened after St. Louis VA suicide

St. Louis suicide one in a string of self-inflicted veterans' deaths


West Australia's hospital staff to get anti-stab vests, personal alarms

The initiative will be rolled out over three years


What healthcare must understand about cybersecurity

Healthcare organizations continue to be the subject of attacks by hackers seeking access to patient data for resale on the black market


Violence prevention plans now mandatory in Calif. hospitals

California is the first state to require plans in all acute-care hospitals and skilled-nursing facilities


Mo. nursing home cited after three residents found outside in freezing temperatures

Inspectors: Autumn View Gardens assisted living facility in Creve Coeur put residents in imminent danger


German shepherd added to security team at Indiana hospital

Dog trained to sniff out bombs and firearms


2010 report showed security gaps at Yountville Veterans Home

The state-run veterans home had security shortcomings that the California Highway Patrol identified in 2010


Dealing with elderly patient wandering, elopement, part 2

The number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is skyrocketing


Mass. hospital employee charged with placing hidden camera in bathroom

The hospital said no patients or visitors were impacted by the incident


California's new workplace violence law could be a model for federal legislation

Nurses organizations laud a new California law that requires employers to provide workplace violence training


Man with crossbow taken into custody outside Fresno hospital

The man reportedly had been escorted from the hospital and took the loaded crossbow out of a backpack


Madison hospital cited for 7 'deficiencies' following NICU abuse

CMS report shows UnityPoint-Meriter hospital was issued a 'statement of deficiencies' for seven issues in hospital operations and patient care


Woman sues Michigan hospital after she is attacked in ER

A video shows a man running up behind the woman and striking her in the head with his fist


Vegas hospital CEO: 'Drill like it's the real thing'

CEO of hospital that treated victims of October shooting spoke to Utah healthcare officials


La. lawmakers advance bill that would allow cameras in nursing home rooms

Some nursing home operators are opposing the bill


Oregon fines mental health facility after workers suffer hundreds of attacks

Workplace regulators have fined the Unity Center for Behavioral Health $1,650 for failing to take steps to prevent future assaults


New guidelines created to curb healthcare workplace violence

Healthcare facilities urged to establish a process and team to deal with violence


Feds say University of Maryland hospital violated rules in patient dumping case

University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown cited for violating patient rights and several patient safety and hospital management regulations



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