Webinar | Use of Force in Healthcare Settings
According to the US Department of Labor, the rate of serious workplace violence incidents is more than four times greater in healthcare than in other sectors of private industry, and healthcare accounts for nearly as many serious violent injuries as all other sectors combined. Making the right decisions when it comes to protecting patients, staff and visitors, and securing your facility is paramount.
Due to the high rate of incidents, some facilities are considering the utilization of armed security officers. During this webinar, the presenters will:
- Describe the current trends in use of force in healthcare settings, including underlying drivers and the impact of current events.
- Explain what is meant by risk-based decisions for the use of armed security officers.
- List the best practices for topics such as officer selection, policies, senior leadership support, education and more.
This discussion will help your team gain a better understanding of risk management’s role in ensuring a safe environment as well as mitigating liability and reputational risk.
Meet the Presenter
Alan Butler is Senior Vice President - HealthCare Security for HSS, Inc., one of the nation’s leading specialized services outsourcing firms. Butler has been a healthcare security leader for over 30 years working in both proprietary and contract healthcare security operations. Today, he spends most of his time consulting with healthcare organizations evaluating their healthcare security programs against current challenges and community standards.
He is a recognized expert on the prevention and mitigation of violence in healthcare and has spoken/written on the design and implementation of programs to proactively protect staff while maintaining a safe, healing environment.
Butler holds a M.S. in Criminal Justice Management from Sam Houston State University and is the 2019 International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) President.
Do you have questions that you would like Alan to answer during the webinar?
The webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education (CE) credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) as well as 1.0 contact hour of CE credit toward CPHRM renewal.