Tag: IAHSS

7 Security Pro Tips for Dealing with Emotionally Confrontational Individuals

Security professionals often deal with emotionally confrontational colleagues from the same or other departments, vendors, and customers. These workers could be upset for a variety of reasons; some might be dealing with the worst days of their lives, while others are just projecting their pent-up anger onto others. Ways of dealing with emotionally confrontational individuals […]

Back to Basics: 5 Types of Uniform Styles for Security Professionals

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. Sporting a white short-sleeved shirt, a black tie, and a badge, mall security guard Paul Blart ended up being a hero in the 2009 movie thanks to his quick thinking and evasive actions. His uniform made him […]

Why Healthcare Facilities Need More Public View Monitors

Public view monitors (PVMs) have an integrated camera and display the captured images of visitors. PVMs are typically hung from the ceiling or mounted on the walls at customer entrances and lobby areas. They have been used for years in the retail sector and proven to deter criminal activity. PVMs can help to set the […]

Faces of Security: Jim Sawyer from Seattle Children’s Hospital

Welcome to the inaugural installment of “Faces of Security,” a new Q&A series profiling industry experts across various sectors. For our first profile, we at Total Security Advisor opted to focus on a sector particularly hard hit by the ongoing pandemic: healthcare. However, Jim Sawyer, Security Director at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has a lot more […]

two ambulance paramedics stabilise an assault victim. They are wearing green ambulance uniform typical of uk paramedics. One is sitting in the back of the car stabilising the victim's head whilst the other paramedic is closing the door of the ambulance . The victim has been out drinking and has either fallen or been in a fight , and is acting aggressively towards the paramedic.

De-Escalation: Mitigating Violence in Healthcare

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in our sister publication, Patient Safety Monitor Journal. The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation (IAHSS) in August 2017 released a report to address strategies to prevent workplace violence in healthcare. Those familiar with the healthcare industry won’t be surprised by its conclusion: Healthcare facilities need […]