Chapter 2. Protecting a Healing Environment
The healing environment presents a host of different and unique settings where patient care is the primary mission. These traditional environments include hospitals, clinics, physician and dental offices, neighborhood emergency care centers, home care rehabilitation, long-term care, and free-standing surgery centers—each presenting equally unique needs for protection of patients, staff, visitors, contractors, and property.
There are also healing environments that often escape the more standard patient care environments such as veterinary hospitals, clinical trials, clinics, and blood banks. The Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ, is an example of a large healing environment. This facility ...

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