Hospital and Healthcare Security

Hospital and Healthcare Security

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Hospital and Healthcare Security by Tony W York Tony York, CPP, CHPA, M. S., MBA, Don MacAlister

Building on the foundation of the previous five editions, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition includes new and updated chapters to reflect the current state of healthcare security, particularly in data security and patient privacy, patient-generated violence, and emergency preparedness and management. The recognized leading text in the healthcare security industry, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition explains the basics as well as higher expertise concerns, such as the roles of design, emergency management, and policy. Conveying a wide spectrum of topics in an easy to comprehend format, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition provides a fresh perspective for healthcare security professionals to better prepare for security issue before they occur.

  • Offers a quick-start section for hospital administrators who need an overview of security issues and best practices.
  • Includes a sample request for proposals (RFP) for healthcare security services and incident report classifications.
  • General principles clearly laid out so readers can apply internationally recognized industry standards most appropriate to their own environment.
  • The new edition includes materials that address the latest issues of concern to healthcare security professionals, including security design, emergency management, off-campus programs and services, and best practices in mitigating patient-generated violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780124200487
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 750
Sales rank: 1,140,331
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 5.00(d)

About the Author

Tony W. York, CPP, CHPA, has over twenty years’ experience administering healthcare security programs and is chief operating officer for HSS Inc., a specialized security firm based in Denver. York, who is board certified in security management, holds the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation and the Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) designation. A past president and board chair of the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS), York chairs the Council on Guidelines. This council produces the Healthcare Security Industry Guidelines and Healthcare Security Design Guidelines. A regular contributor to the advancement of the healthcare security field, York is recognized internationally as an industry expert and is a frequent lecturer and author on healthcare security and leadership. A native of North Carolina, he earned a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University, an M.S. in Loss Prevention & Safety from Eastern Kentucky University, and an MBA from the University of Denver.

Don MacAlister, CHPA, is the Chief Operating Officer for Paladin Security Group, a privately owned full service security company and the largest provider of healthcare security in Canada. He has more than 35 years of experience in the security industry, learning the fundamentals while working in the federal prison system early in his career, before moving on to university security as a precursor to his nearly quarter century spent in healthcare, in both the public and private sectors. As the Executive Director of Integrated Protection Services, he oversaw security and parking for 27 hospitals and more than 300 community sites in the Vancouver-area, before moving to Paladin in 2011. Don is a past member of the IAHSS Board of Directors and has been a member of the Association’s Council on Guidelines since 2008. Don was named Canada’s Security Director of the Year in 2010. Originally from Scotland, he grew up on Canada’s west coast, where he earned a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice from the University of the Fraser Valley.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Healthcare Environment

Chapter 2: Protecting a Healing Environment

Chapter 3: Healthcare Security Risks and Vulnerabilities

Chapter 4: Security Management Planning

Chapter 5: Managing the Basic Elements of Healthcare Security

Chapter 6: Security Department Organization and Staffing

Chapter 7: Leadership and Professional Development (NEW)

Chapter 8: The Healthcare Security Officer

Chapter 9: The Security Uniform and Defensive Equipment

Chapter 10: Training and Development

Chapter 11: Deployment and Patrol Activities

Chapter 12: Program Documentation and Performance Measures

Chapter 13: Patient Care Involvement and Intervention

Chapter 14: Human Resources and Staff Responsibilities

Chapter 15: Employee Involvement and Security Awareness

Chapter 16: Investigative Activity

Chapter 17: Security Design Consideration for Healthcare (NEW)

Chapter 18: Physical Security Safeguards

Chapter 19: Electronic Security System Integration

Chapter 20: Preventing and Managing Healthcare Aggression and Violence

Chapter 21: Areas of Higher Risk

Chapter 22: Areas of Special Concern

Chapter 23: Parking and the External Environment

Chapter 24: Non-Acute Facilities and Off-Campus Programs and Services (NEW)

Chapter 25: Emergency Preparedness: Planning and Management

Chapter 26: A Primer for Healthcare Executives

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