Important considerations to address the safety risk of patients and staff in behavioral health care facilities
The safety and security of patients, staff and visitors is a top priority for those in the behavioral health field. Problematic behavior committed by patients with concealed contraband is a growing concern. Front line staff need procedures and technology to drive prevention, and to detect concerning items that could harm others or be used for self-harm. Knives, razors and weapons that have the potential to be used with deadly force on self or others. Syringes that can spread infectious disease. Cell phones that can disrupt the therapy and recovery process. These are real everyday occurrences and threats.
This white paper provides insights into the practices that behavioral health security leaders should consider to mitigate long term safety risks.
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