IAHSS is a non-profit organization with 1900 members representing over 800 hospitals and healthcare facilities.
The survey, funded by the IAHSS Foundation, also added new questions to establish baseline data on current and emerging trends in crime-related and other major security issues that challenge security professionals.
also recommended dosed-circuit television monitoring of high-risk units, metal detectors at ED entrances and electronic access controls.
GE Security is working with IAHSS on legislation that would provide hospitals access to federal security grants to acquire access control and video solutions as well as other security technologies.
GE Security and IAHSS conducted the survey in April 2007.
The course included the 20-hour supervisory training curriculum from the IAHSS
, but it also included an additional 20 hours about United Healthcare's vision, mission, policies, and procedures.
CAP applauds the IAHSS
for its support of this important research and for advocating strong, proactive hospital security programs," Figlio said.
According to Edward Flores, CPP, CHPA, president of IAHSS
: "The IAHSS
is pleased to have teamed with CAP Index on this important study.
As a senior member of the IAHSS
, the security director at the hospital was able to administer the test to his staff.
All of the officers in the protective services department have now completed the IAHSS
Basic Training Program, and more than 50 percent have completed the IAHSS
Safety Training and Supervisory Training Programs.
Christian, CPP, member of the IAHSS
Training Committee, and coordinator of certification and examinations for the association.
Founded in 1968, IAHSS
offers a forty-four training curriculum for security officers employed by hospitals.