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How engineers can help prevent hospital violence

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, April 1, 2019

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In what came as no surprise, the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)’s 2018 “Hospital Security Survey” found that more than half of U.S. hospitals saw increased violence against staff over the past year. The good news is that hospitals are starting to fight back against that frightening trend, and hospital engineers will begin to see their positions become a big part of that battle.

The survey, which was conducted in collaboration with the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) and completed by 315 hospitals across the United States, was the fourth such survey since 2011. It asked 32 questions in categories ranging from budgeting for security departments to technologies being deployed. While its respondents represent a small fraction of the country’s approximately 5,000 hospitals, the survey provides a glimpse into security practices being adopted.

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