“When the Center of the Universe Meets the Eye of the Storm”
By Chief Joseph Sweeney, Director of Police at Bellevue Hospital
Called the “Center of the Universe” by those who work there, Bellevue Hospital is a historic level I Trauma Center in lower Manhattan. It is the healthcare destination for all NYPD prisoners, the United Nations, and many high profile patients. It has weathered many storms since it opened its doors in 1736 – The Revolutionary War, the Civil War, 911 – but Hurricane Sandy brought it to its knees. When 17 million gallons of sea water poured into its basement taking out its power, elevators, oxygen tanks, and computer system 500 patients had to be evacuated with flashlights down 15 flights of stairs. Hear what the security department at Bellevue Hospital went through and all of the lessons learned.
Active Shooter/Extreme Violence in Healthcare Environments
By Randy Spivey, CEO/Founder at The Center for Personal Protection and Safety
Workplace violence will not resolve itself and can no longer be overlooked. An active shooter is defined as an armed individual who has used deadly physical force and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims. Studies have revealed the faster a shooter is confronted, in any fashion, the higher the probability of an event resolution with minimum loss of life.
Violence in healthcare organizations is an unfortunate, growing trend. The economic downturn, and its resultant loss of jobs, homes, and savings, has certainly added to today’s workforce challenges. Are you prepared if an active shooter entered your healthcare workplace? Could you recognize behavior that may be escalating into violence? Is your workplace prepared to deal with an active shooter event and its aftermath? Are response plans defined and communicated to everyone in the workforce? Have best practices been integrated into your security response plans? Do you know about the new compliance requirements? Are you aware of the tools and resources available to assist you? This workshop aims to establish a solid foundation on which to design a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program
“Designing Security in and getting it Right”
By Thomas Smith, Director of Hospital Police & Transportation at UNC Health Care
By the end of this session, participants will:
- Have a working knowledge of the recently published IAHSS Security Design Guidelines for Health Care Facilities.
- Be able to describe some common security errors often associated with new construction and renovation projects.
Be able to apply the Security Design Guidelines in their facilities after applying the templates provided in the session to their current and upcoming projects.