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Use screening protocols to ensure civil unrest stays out of your facility

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January 14, 2021

by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

When civil unrest outside your doors threatens to come inside, be sure staff are trained on screening protocols for identifying people who should not be in your facility or on your property.

Whether it’s high school rivalries, gang activity, or even political unrest, hospitals should be prepared for patients from opposing sides to be in your emergency department (ED).

Frayed nerves from the pandemic will only serve to make things worse.

The reality of civil unrest is now all too common, says Bryan Warren, MBA, CHPA, CPOI, a longtime hospital and healthcare security professional and now president and chief consultant of WarSec Security. Warren, who responded to questions by email, is also a past president of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.

When civil unrest outside your doors threatens to come inside, be sure staff are trained on screening protocols for identifying people who should not be in your facility or on your property.



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