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Upcoming Webinars

An SOP for SOPs

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Speaker: Ray Gerwitz, MS, MBA, CPP, CHPA

Price: $0 for members, $25 for Non-members 

A security team’s ability to consistently provide services must be grounded in standard operating procedures. These important procedures reduce liability, define management’s expectation for service delivery and serve an important role in staff performance reviews. Learn how one healthcare security team leverages procedures to drive employee engagement and improve outcomes.

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Past Webinars 

The Legal Implications of an Active Shooter Event in the Healthcare Environment

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Speaker: Eddie Sorrells, CPP, PSP, PCI, COO, General Counsel at DSI Security 

Price: $0 for members, $25 for Non-members 

Healthcare facilities are faced with the challenge of implementing an effective active shooter response plan. One of the challenges in this process is having a legally defensible policy. By looking at recent events and basic security techniques, facilities can position themselves to address legal questions that arise after an attack.  

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Nurse Bullying: An Unknown Healthcare Epidemic

Date: Friday, August 16, 2019

Speaker: Ralph Cummings, PCI, CFA, Security Manager at Sovah Health

Price: $0 for members, $25 for Non-members 

Violence is much more common in healthcare than in other industries. More than half of all violent incidents in healthcare can be attributed to communication failures. Does the bullying of nurses cause poor or inadequate care of patients or put staff safety at risk? 

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When an Active Shooter Enters Your Hospital- Lessons Learned From a Really Bad Day

Date: June 13, 2019

Speakers: Alan Jones, CHPA, CPP, ACFE, Chief of Police/ Division Director Public Safety at UC Health & Maria Friday, MS, Director of Emergency Management at UC Health

UC Health experienced an active shooter on December 20, 2017 in the Psychiatric Emergency Services in which one Public Safety Officer was critically injured. This session will review the audio/video recordings of the event and provide lessons learned concerning Incident Command and handling the aftermath including Join Commission, OSHA and employee relations.

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Behavioral Health Patients: Ensuring Patient and Employee Safety in Non-Behavioral Health Environments 

Date: April 11. 2019

Speaker: Brendan Riley, MS, CHPA, Manager of Security and Emergency Management at Lowell General Hospital 

Expanding beyond just security measures, environmental controls, and policies and procedures as the methods for managing and preventing risk during encounters with behavioral health patients; this presentation will also focus on developing the safest and most effective staff mindset, as well as strategies for positive communication, collaboration across healthcare disciplines, and successful patient-centered safety interventions. 

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Expanding Your Impact: How Do We Train a System

Date: February 7, 2019

Speaker: Bradley Estep, CHSS, Manager, Security at Spectrum Health System

A session focused on lessons learned while building our leading-edge officer training program that includes: scenario- based subject control, rapid deployment and sim-munitions, de-escalation and our Crisis Intervention Team with specialized mental/behavioral health training. This training will also share strategies we developed when providing training to 11,000 clinicians. 

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We apologize, but this webinar is no longer available. 

Date: December 5, 2018


 Addressing Intentional Violence Through a Public Health Lens

Date: October 5, 2018

Speaker: Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., MD, MP, The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences 

Community violence is a public health issue.Dr. Rogers will describe the limits of the biomedical treatment of victims of intentional violence. He will discuss challenges and opportunities related to post-acute care and describe the broader roles that surgeons and health systems may play in addressing violence as a disease. Attendees should emerge from this session with a better understanding of how to address this growing problem within their own institutions. 


Security K9's in Healthcare

Date: August 2, 2018

Speaker: Nelson Price, CHPA, Director, Safety & Security, Providence Alaska Medical Center

With the increase in workplace violence, Security K9's can be an effective de-escalation tool. The presenter will answer many questions about how to get a canine program started, and talk about the risks and factors that should be taken into consideration before starting a program. We'll discuss lessons learned and the impact that a canine program can have on workplace violence in a healthcare facility. 

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A Comprehensive Approach to Hospital Violence Management and Prevention 

Date: May 31, 2018

Speaker: Brendan Riley, MS, CHPA, Lowell General Hospital 

Brendan Riley will present a case study focused on how his large community hospital has progressively improved its violence management and prevention programs. This has been accomplished through enhanced policies and reporting, alerts and systems, training and education, and most notably through partnerships between security and the larger hospital community. Come hear Brendan's compelling story so you can better assist your own facility in dealing with these ever-increasing threats and incidents. 

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The Cost of Not Doing the Basics: The Liability of Failing to Train and the Role of Officers in De-Escalation and Restraint 

Date: March 29, 2018

Speaker: Joseph Bellino, CHPA, former IAHSS president 

This webinar will be presented by Joe Bellino, CHPA and active IAHSS member. The presenter has worked on numerous cases resulting in the deaths of patients caused by a failure to properly train the clinical and security teams in de-escalation and the appropriate application of restraint devices. He has complied commonalities with respect to use of force applied and medications resulting in their deaths. In this session, he will describe basic steps to prevent excessive use of force, medications used during restraint resulting in death, and dispel the myth that Security does whatever Clinical instructs regarding restraints. 

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Reducing Violence in a Healthcare System- One Team Approach 

Date: February 15, 2019

Speaker: Michael Cummings, CPP, Cummings Security Consulting 

For the past year, a team of individuals within Aurora Health Care, championed by the Chief Nurse Executive, has worked to reduce violence in the workplace by identifying, assessing and improving in four specific areas: policies, procedures and practices; communications; training; and data gathering. The presenter will share successes, lessons learned and next steps to meet the goal of reducing workplace violence at a large healthcare system. 

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Design and Outcomes of an Innovative Disruptive Patients and Visitors Program 

Date: December 7, 2017 

Speakers: Douglas Vance & Lance Clemsen, MS, LISW, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

The presenters will share the design and outcomes of a unique disruptive patients and visitors program which they implemented at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. The webinar will cover the initial startup efforts, key program concepts, staff education, supporting role of electronic medical records, and future goals. Specific patient case examples will be discussed. 

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Best Practices for Preventing Violence in Home Health

Date: October 27, 2017

Speakers: Paul Sarnese, MSE, CHPA, CPM, Virtua Health & Erica Ianncao 

This webinar will help healthcare security professionals identify and understand the dangers that home healthcare workers face and how to help minimize those dangers through the application of best practices. 
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Visitor Screening Best Practices and Strategies for Today's Modern Healthcare Facility 

Date: August 3, 2017

Speakers: Jim Sawyer, CHPA, CPP, Seattle Children's Hospital & Dan Yaross, CHPA, CPP, Nationwide Children's Hospital

This webinar will detail how two children's hospitals demonstrated the need to vet visitors and orchestrated the implementation of a visitor management system to include conducting checks with Federal Sexual Offender Registry. 

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Making the Most of Your Security Data

Date: March 16, 2017

Speaker: Scot MacMillan, MA, CHPA, Integrated Protection Services, Fraser Health Authority

The presenter will explain how your security program can make the most of data. He will show practical tips to give your managers access to vital operational data and trending. He will explain the importance of raw data and how you can combine it with other organizational data to compare multiple sites, even if they are different sizes. The presentation will finish with a demonstration of formal report templates and examples of how to use data to save money, increase security resourcing, and re-align existing resources to better manage security activity levels. Participants will go away with practical knowledge of how to leverage data to improve their security programs, and samples of reports for various stakeholder levels. 

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Body Cameras in a Healthcare Environment 

Date: October 27, 2016

Speaker: Ralph Cummings, PCI, Norton Healthcare

In a day and age where everything seems to be recorded, how would body cameras affect the day to day operations of a healthcare facility? Come hear our board certified expert discuss why this is important to you. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to discuss the pro's and con's of using body cameras in a healthcare environment, identify HIPAA concerns with body cameras, and infuse body cameras into your training program to help enhance your training platform. 
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Drug Diversion in Healthcare Facilities

Date: August 31, 2016

Speakers: John Burke, Commander, International Health Facility Diversion Association & Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, Principal Consultant, Diversion Specialist 

This webinar provides an overview of the problems confronting healthcare facilities fighting drug diversion within their confines. It will address reporting these crimes, how to proceed with investigations, when should law enforcement be called, and the many pitfalls to avoid along the way. Several national prominent cases will be discussed, including those involving extensive Hepatitis C outbreaks within the facility. An outline of a diversion team that should be operating within each healthcare facility will be provided along with common sense steps to minimize the possibility of it happening in your facility. 

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