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CHICAGO – US Hospitals Strengthen Security and Security Training for Their Employees in Response to Increasing Reports of Violence, Security Crimes Monday’s mass photography at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital can show both the benefits and limitations of the increased sense of alert in hospitals around the country, says health and safety experts.
” It is really difficult for healthcare administrators trying to find a balance between being an open and thoughtful environment and being able to protect their patients, staff and visitors, “said Alan Butler, President of the President of the International Association of health and safety. “The situation in Chicago highlights this.”
A home for doctors and pharmacies, together with a Chicago police, was killed in Mercy shot.
Sagittarius shot his past, Dr. Tamara O & # 39; Neal, 38, in the parking lot just outside the hospital before entering the building, killing the pharmacist’s resident Dayna Less, 25, and Chicago police, Samuel Jimenez, 28.
Police, Juan Lopez, 32, died after suffering from a wounds to the stomach and a self-inflicted wound in the head.
Witnesses said that the employees acted quickly, colleagues and patients began to barrier in space or otherwise take cover. Hospital and police officials say that the death aid could have been much worse if not for the quick response.
Mercy held his first active shooter just a few weeks before shooting and added training in the classroom and the Internet instruction for workers on how to answer a gunman opened fire at the hospital.
“With the help of the Chicago Police Department, our acute management team will explain what happened to see what lessons to learn from this,” said Michael Davenport, Mercy’s chief medical officer. “We expect there are lessons to learn …
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Concerns about violence among caregivers, especially those who work in emergency services have grown for years.
Seventy-five percent of acute physicians say they have been physically overtaken at work, and 60 percent of the group say these abuses have occurred in the past year, according to an American college for emergency medical examination of 3,500 emergency suspects published last month.
Nearly 7 out of 10 say violence has increased over the last 5 years. 25 percent report that it is increasing significantly. Ninety nine percent say hospitals can do more by adding security guards, cameras, parking safety, metal detectors and increasing visitors to hospitals, especially in emergency departments.
“More needs to be done,” says Vidor Friedman, president of the organization. “Violence in emergency departments not only affects medical staff, it affects patients.”
About half of hospitals now have PDAs that can be used to help detect visitors carrying weapons, the American Society for Health Technology reported in their hospital safety investigation in 2018. It rises from 33 percent in 2016.
Seventy-five percent of hospitals said they spent more to improve security systems or increase security staff. And 96 percent of hospitals now have an active shooting policy on the books.
Gabor Kelen, Director of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, asked colleagues to study hospital wards after an event in 2010 at the Baltimore Hospital.
Paul Warren Pardus, 50, shot a doctor, Dr. David Cohen, in the abdomen. Cohen had left bad news about Pardus’s mother, a patient undergoing cancer treatment.
Cohen survived. Pardus killed his mother before killing himself.
The scattered Hopkins Medical Center, a world-renowned hospital, locked for about four hours.
When Kelen and colleagues reviewed more than a decade of hospitalizations, they found that the events were rare and unpredictable, and the formation of effective deterrent methods is complicated.
Sagittarius in 154 hospitalizations between 2000 and 2011 was usually driven by violence, a willingness to commit suicide or kill a sad relative or to escape from storage.
Forty percent of hospital scams began or took place just outside the hospital building according to a letter of Annals of Emergency Medicine as Kelen co-authors.
“There is no security that can handle it,” says Kelen USA today. “It’s so unexpected. You can not add a security detail at each entrance to each hospital to be looking for an individual storm inside. “
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