Increasingly, security in hospitals and healthcare facilities are dealing with patients who are mentally ill and/or suicidal. Learn how to identify, support, plan and train for what some experts refer to as an exponential increase in patients who need and require special mental health support. Security professionals are in the center of this important issue, and are relied upon to both mitigate and manage what is becoming a growing concern. Learn the best security strategies on how to support this unique and challenging population. For example, what type of security officer do you want for this security role? What CPTED concepts can be used to protect these patients? What do you do when the patient flees from the ER?
Attendees will learn:
- The philosophy to protect these patients, including when you put your hands on him/her and when you don’t.
- How to build a watch team for your hospital.
- How to build a metal detector wanding program, including how to avoid legal pitfalls.