Hospital workers have never just been hospital workers. When treating patients there are times when crises can arise. Unfortunately, in many situations it is left to healthcare workers to handle it when a properly trained and certified security professional is not on site to assist. Whether it be a patient’s distraught friends or family who are potentially scared and frustrated with the status of their loved one, the patient themselves stressed about their health or someone looking to cause harm. A rise in workplace violence has been attributed to an increased stress in the U.S. Healthcare system due to a myriad of factors — one of the most prominent being the continued pandemic. Security Officers and enhanced security technology is needed to control whatever may occur and allow hospital staff to do what they do best without worry that they may become a victim of workplace violence.

When someone initially thinks of workplace violence, many will immediately conjure an image of a disgruntled ex-employee returning for a twisted act of vengeance against their former employer. In actuality, 70-74% of workplace assaults occur in healthcare settings in the U.S. and are usually committed by the patients or the family they are trying to help. The consequences for this increased rate of violence have been severe, ranging from decreased job satisfaction to harmful injuries and even death. Burn out is at an all-time high in the healthcare industry and this has led to increased turnover, which then leads to more stress on the system in an ongoing cycle of violence. Every precaution that is not spent protecting healthcare workers will lead to more problems and less efficient care for those needing help who rely on their nurses and doctors to do their jobs without having to worry about their own safety.

At Security Engineers, we pride ourselves on giving our Officers the proper tools to do their jobs. This includes thorough training, the ability to adapt to any situation and arming them with the knowledge on how to properly deescalate tense situations. This leads to increased self-confidence in our Officers and in the workers they protect. It is a hard enough job being a nurse or doctor without the added stress of wondering if anyone will be there to help in the time of a crisis or hostile situation. Nothing helps a job get done right {better} than the peace of mind that comes with knowing that someone is looking out for you. The best way to ensure that is with a highly trained Security Officer from Security Engineers.

With a long history of protecting hospitals and other healthcare related businesses, we have the knowledge and experience to do the job and do it right. Not only that, but we also have the technology to do so, including our mobile surveillance units and our gunshot detection systems. You can learn more about this new technology as well as the advantages of having a Security Engineers’ Security Officer in your local hospital by visiting our website at securityengineersinc.com.

Don’t let your nurses and doctors become victims of workplace violence, contact us today to set up a consultation and let us help you with your security needs.