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NCJ Number: 135680 Find in a Library
Title: Hospital Security
Author(s): R L Colling
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 558
Sponsoring Agency: Butterworth-Heinemann
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7506-9027-5
Sale Source: Butterworth-Heinemann
225 Wildwood Ave
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended as a complete management resource and guide for security professionals, administrators, academicians, attorneys, and students, this text explains the principles and procedures involved in hospital security.
Abstract: Individual sections discuss the nature of the hospital environment, security risks and vulnerabilities in health care facilities, the basic concepts of hospital security, and the role of security as a management service. Additional sections focus on the role of psychological deterrents as an aspect of protection, security program planning, staffing models, the administration of the security force, the training and equipping of security officers, and basic concepts of external and internal patrol. Further chapters cover records and reports, security relationships with patients and visitors, relationships with law enforcement agencies, security-oriented personnel policies and procedures, and the types of investigations that may be needed. Other chapters discuss physical security, architectural layout and design, emergency planning and operations, specialized security concerns, and security aspects of parking control. Forms, figures, charts, photographs, chapter reference lists, and index
Main Term(s): Hospital security
Index Term(s): Personnel security procedures; Security management; Security systems
Note: 3rd edition
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