Hospital and Healthcare Security

  • ISBN 9781856176132
  • Author: Russell L. Colling
  • Publ Date: 2009-11-26
  • Edition: 5

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Hospital and Healthcare Security, Fifth Edition, examines the issues inherent to healthcare and hospital security, including licensing, regulatory requirements, litigation, and accreditation standards. Building on the solid foundation laid down in the first four editions, the book looks at the changes that have occurred in healthcare security since the last edition was published in 2001. It consists of 25 chapters and presents examples from Canada, the UK, and the United States. It first provides an overview of the healthcare environment, including categories of healthcare, types of hospitals, the nonhospital side of healthcare, and the different stakeholders. It then describes basic healthcare security risks/vulnerabilities and offers tips on security management planning. The book also discusses security department organization and staffing, management and supervision of the security force, training of security personnel, security force deployment and patrol activities, employee involvement and awareness of security issues, implementation of physical security safeguards, parking control and security, and emergency preparedness.
Healthcare security practitioners and hospital administrators will find this book invaluable. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: * Practical support for healthcare security professionals, including operationally proven policies, and procedures * Specific assistance in preparing plans and materials tailored to healthcare security programs * Summary tables and sample forms bring together key data, facilitating ROI discussions with administrators and other departments * General principles clearly laid out so readers can apply the industry standards most appropriate to their own environment NEW TO THIS EDITION: * Quick-start section for hospital administrators who need an overview of security issues and best practices
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