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Maintaining healthcare facility security during chaos

July 22, 2019

Dealing with large crowds and chaos can put hospital workers in an unusual and stressful position and these incidents can keep them from giving the patient the medical attention they need, according to an article on the WCBI website.

“A lot of times in an emergency situation or traumatic situation, you’re dealing with the worst day of their life and that sometimes brings out the worst in people,” said Danny McKay, Noxubee (Miss.) General hospital administrator.

Beverly Clark, director of nursing at Noxubee said at their facility, they have cameras rolling at all times and they also have professional security to help them handle these situations.

“Security is important and we do utilize them and it seems to make people a little bit more cooperative and calm, but you can never prepare for some of the situations that you face,” said Clark.

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