Implementing lasting Deterrents to healthcare violence
I am continuing with my interview with Dr. Anderson, we are on #3,#4 #5 and six.
#3 Signage : Prominent signs using the word "NO" must be displayed throughout every hospital describing behavior that is not tolerated.
How many of you have this type of sign??????
#4 Every type of assault or abuse must have a measured response from the hospital.
#5 Every hospital must be required to supply uniformed armed security in the ED at all times. The first principle of crowd control is a show of force. The uniform and the weapon are powerful deterrents necessary to do this job whether you like guns or not.
# 6 Uniformed ,armed security personnel be authorized to restrain any person they deem to be out of control or a danger to healthcare workers or patients.including the use of hand cuffs, of course there would be guidelines. of course ,a certain level of immunity from prosecution would be necessary in order to insure that security personnel are hands on My point is that non ED dedicated non uniformed, unarmed security personnel who are fearful of touching anybody is the norm at this time.
How are we doing so far? Any comments would be appreciated . Thank You