Chapter 5

Managing the Basic Elements of Healthcare Security

Abstract

The function of a healthcare security program goes far beyond simply addressing security risk and vulnerabilities. The program must provide a whole host of services. In this chapter, the fundamental service programs of healthcare security are reviewed, including: customer service, maintaining an orderly environment, preventative patrol, incident reporting and investigation, response to requests for service, security communications, parking and traffic control, accident reporting and investigation, security education and training, applicant background investigation, response to internal and external emergencies, enforcement of rules and regulations, access control, liaison with ...

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