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    Hospital Security is in Critical Condition; Changes Needed STAT!

    Posted by Steve Cochennet on Mar 13, 2015


    This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.

    Security is a major concern for the hospital industry. With violent incidents on the rise, hospitals are looking for new ways to protect patients and staff from potential threats.

    St. John's Hospital in Maplewood, Minn. is still reeling from an attack last fall that left four staff members injured. Video of the attack shows the panic that occurred when a man went on a rampage chasing workers with a metal object.

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    Topics: Healthcare Security, Healthcare Violence, Officer Safety

    Join Pro V2 Client Community, our new LinkedIn Group

    Posted by Guardian 8 Team on Mar 12, 2015


    If you’re interested in modifying your security protocol but aren't sure how to begin, then consider joining our new LinkedIn Group, Pro V2 Client Community. This elite group is open to current Pro V2 professionals, late-stage prospective buyers, and other LinkedIn members who are interested in learning more about intermediate response and Enhanced Non-Lethal (ENL) tools. 

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    Topics: Healthcare Security, Healthcare Violence, Officer Safety

    Officer Safety Compromised Without Defensive Tools

    Posted by Paul Hughes on Mar 11, 2015

    The commonly held belief that officers are safer when carrying fewer tools is a fallacy.

    According to the National Institute of Justice’s study, Less Lethal Weapon Effectiveness, Use of Force, and Suspect & Officer Injuries, confrontations in which officers used less force than the suspects they were apprehending tended to last longer and lead to more injuries than confrontations that were subdued in the first iteration, or use of force. Hospitals that presume that tools add risk are actually pushing themselves into a higher risk category. Continue...

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    Topics: Healthcare Security, Healthcare Violence, Officer Safety

    Hospital-Based Security

    Posted by Steve Cochennet on Mar 3, 2015


    This is in response to Tom Smith's post, Hospital-Based Police, which was a response to The Downside of Hospital-Based Police published in Hospital Dive.

    Every healthcare facility faces the question of "how do we best protect our people, patients, guests and institution?" But very few have the option - because of proximity, funding, or type of facility - to rely on local police or their own police force to secure their facility. The main difference between a hospital police officer and a hospital security officer is not who they are, but what they carry and the power to arrest.

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    Topics: Healthcare Security, Healthcare Violence, non-lethal

    How CEOs Use Non-Lethal Tools to Increase Safety, Decrease Risk

    Posted by Steve Cochennet on Mar 3, 2015


    It hit me recently while I watched one of our intense instructor certification courses. The moment in front of me had been five years in the making.

    I spend many hours touting our product to anyone who will listen. I might speak with hospital leaders about the impact of our Pro V2 device on employee safety, cutting risk management and litigation costs. I might speak with a school executive about how the enhanced non-lethal devices like the Pro V2 are a new piece of the puzzle for campus security – a new way to help protect students and staff, an intermediate response between armed and unarmed campus security.

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    Topics: Healthcare Security, Security Industry, campus safety, private security, non-lethal

    1 in 3 U.S. Hospitals Report Rise in Violence [Infographic]

    Posted by Paul Hughes on Mar 2, 2015


    Use this data to get the tools you need. 

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    Topics: Healthcare Security, Healthcare Violence

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