Hospital Security and Public Safety

About Hospital Security and Public Safety

Hospital and public safety pose unique challenges. Facilities and organizations must balance the open campus environment with the safety needs of the hospital’s patients, employees, and other assets. The Hospital Association of Southern California works to strengthen hospital preparedness and responses to public safety threats, producing the standardized codes widely adapted by hospitals in California and pursuing legislation that helps protect the care environment. Here you’ll find information and resources to help manage risk and keep your facility safe.

Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

Overview Register now for this three-part webinar series, presented by HASC in partnership with Hoag Health System. The Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care series will help hospital leaders maximize safety and security at your facilities. All programs will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time; check-in will open at 9:45 a.m. Crisis […]

Violence Prevention and De-escalation in the Health Care Setting

Registration and location information for this course will be forthcoming. This course teaches health care professionals strategies to use when dealing with potentially abusive clients. Techniques will include verbal de-escalation skills and humane, non-injurious personal safety and patient restraint methods that meet the requirements for AB508 violence prevention training. This course also meets the educational […]

Safety Briefing Now Part of Joint Commission Surveys

Effective Jan. 1, The Joint Commission will add a safety briefing to all accreditation surveys and certification and verification reviews. The informal briefing, which should take five minutes or less, allows organizations to communicate with on-site surveyors and reviewers regarding any potential safety concerns and how the surveyors/reviewers should respond if the organizations’ safety plans […]