Medical hospitals are complex campuses, each typically comprising several buildings, numerous floors, hundreds of rooms, clinics—a lot of space and many points of entry. It is unrealistic to think a hospital security department alone can fully patrol such a vast amount of space at all times. The safety and security of your healthcare facility relies on each employee “patrolling” their own little corners of the hospital.
That takes training, of course – it is essential to clearly communicate the appropriate levels of vigilance and response needed for all potential threats. Here are a few tips you can share with hospital employees and medical staff:
These tips are just the basics, of course, but it is important to involve all employees in these and other safety-related discussions. Engage everyone, and help all employees recognize their own roles in creating a safer, more secure hospital and work environment.
The members of your hospital security team are key players when it comes to safeguarding your organization, but nothing compares to the power of having all employees engaged in the effort. From clinical and administrative teams to the custodial personnel and every employee in between, there is strength in numbers, and having an attentive team is a valuable asset for any hospital.
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