Hospitals Have Unique Security Needs
When you think of a hospital, the concepts of safety, health and healing might come to mind. The doctors, nurses and other health professionals that walk the corridors tend to patients and ensure that the facility runs smoothly.
Security guards play a critical role in keeping staff and patients safe from the many potentials threats that hospitals face.
Managing Access to Secure Areas: In a hospital, many areas are off-limits to patients, visitors and even staff members. Patient lab samples, drug storage and floors that tend to high-risk patients need to be watched. Security guards can make sure that only authorized individuals are accessing these secure locations by checking credentials.
Mitigating Violence and Angry Patients: Tensions can run high in a hospital. Patients may have an adverse reaction to their treatment plan or diagnosis. Family members may become impatient, waiting to know more about the health of their loved ones. Angry outbursts are not uncommon, and often lead to a feeling of uneasiness and fear among the other patients and visitors. Trained security guards have the skills to deescalate the situation and restore calm and order.
Assisting Patients and their Families: While any trip to the hospital can be unnerving, patients facing an unknown diagnosis or a challenging course of treatment appreciate a welcoming face upon their arrival. Security guards not only protect people; they are often at the front lines of the patient experience. Friendly, compassionate guards can assist visitors in navigating the premises, helping them locate the correct department or the restrooms.
Responding to Theft: Hospitals are home to plenty of valuable assets and information, making them appealing targets for thieves. In addition to the enormous amount of personal patient data that can be found in a hospital, there is expensive equipment and personal care products that can make criminals a quick buck. Perhaps the most dangerous crime is that of prescription drug theft. Security guards can patrol these high-value areas to prevent a theft, while being ready to respond in the event that drugs are stolen.
Searite Security Officers provides the following services:
- Parking lot mobile patrols
- Parking security
- Hospital mobile patrols
- Patient assistance
- Lobby security
- Access management
- High-risk area security
- Protection of valuable assets and equipment
When you work with Searite Securoty Officers, you can rest assured that your hospital will be adequately protected from the unique threats that your facility faces. If you are a hospital administrator or operator who is concerned about the safety of your staff, patients and visitors, call the security consultants at Off Duty Officers today to learn more about our licensed security guards and the comprehensive services we can offer.