Proactive Prevention

Visitor/Family to Staff Violence Tools/Example Policies
Staff Training:
  • Recognize precursor signals of violence
    • Divorced/ estranged patients
    • Parental loss of custody
    • Victim of gang violence or other criminal activity
    • Domestic violence survivor
    • Agitated/impaired/aggressive visitors ( ICU/ED patients)
  • Medical record documentation expectations
  • De-escalation and self-defense training
  • Family and Visitor Guidelines published and posted
  • Policy for security escort off campus
Prevention Policy

Policy and Procedure


Environmental Security
  • Locked/restricted access (infants/intensive care/ER/ability to “lock down”)
  • Security rounds/panic switches/lighting/alarms/video monitoring


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