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Guidelines
  The IAHSS Industry Guidelines and the IAHSS Design Guidelines are intended to assist healthcare administrators in providing a safe and secure environment and support national, state/provincial, county and local requirements and are also intended to be in harmony with all regulatory, accreditation, and other healthcare professional association requirements.

 

Below is a listing of all of the Industry Guidelines that have been developed to date.  IAHSS members can access all of the Guidelines through the Industry Guidelines file library below.  A selection of Guidelines may be available for public access through the *Guidelines Preview file library below to address timely issues, to share our knowledge with affiliated organizations, or to inform the public about new Guidelines that have been developed. 

 

01. Program Administration

01.01 Security Management Plan

01.02 Security Master Plan

01.03 Security Administrator

01.04 Security Risk Assessments

01.05 Program Measurement and Improvement

01.05.01 Security Incident Reporting

01.05.03 Security Metrics

01.07 Protected Health Information (HIPAA)

01.08 Professional Development

01.09 Violence in Healthcare

01.09.01 Targeted Violence

01.09.02 Management of Weapons

01.10 Collaborating with Law Enforement

01.11 Media and External Relations

 

02. Security Department Operations

02.01 Security Staffing and Deployment

02.01.03. Contracted Off Duty Law Enforcement Officers

02.02 Security Officer Training

02.02.02. Stopping & Questioning Persons of Interest

02.02.03. Incident Response
02.02.04. De-Escalation Training

02.02.05.Security Officer Use of Physical Force
02.07 Protection of High Profile Individuals

 

03. Investigations

03.01 Investigations (General)

03.03 Covert Investigations

 

04. Systems

04.01 Physical Security (General)

04.02 Electronic Security Systems
04.03 Access Control
04.03.01 Identification System
04.03.02 Key Control

04.03.03 Facility Restricted Access (Emergency Lockdown)

04.03.04 Visitor Control -Patients

04.04 Video Surveillance
04.07 Communication Systems and Equipment

04.09 Testing of Physical and Electronic Security Systems

04.10 Security Signage

 

05. Services-Patient
05.01 Patient Related Services (General)

05.02 Security Role in Patient Management

05.04 Searching Patients and Patient Areas for Contraband

05.05 Patient Elopement Prevention and Response

05.06 Security in the Emergency Care Setting

05.07 Behavioral/Mental Health (General)

05.08 Pediatrics Security

05.08.01 Infant/Pediatric Abduction Response and Prevention
05.09 Intensive Care Units

05.10 Prisoner Patient Security
05.11 Patient Valuables and Property

05.13 Morgue Facility Security

 

06. Services Staff [All]

06.01 Staff Related Services

06.01.01 General Staff Security Orientation and Education

06.02 Home Health Provider (Community Provider Services)
06.04 Crime Prevention/Safety Awareness

07. Specific Areas

07.01 Security Sensitive Areas

07.02 Pharmacy Security

07.02.01 Drug Diversion

07.03 Cash and Other Monetary Processing Systems

07.05 Parking (General)

07.06 Security of Biological, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Radioactive Materials

07.07 Protection of Critical Materials

07.10 Long Term Care Facilities
07.11 Outpatient Care Services

 

08. Emergency Management

08.01 General

08.02 Security Role in the Emergency Operations Center (ICS)

08.09 Active Shooter

08.11 Communicable Disease Response

 

*Guidelines Preview - available to the public

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IAHSS will make a few Industry Guidelines available to the public at various times to address timely concerns, to share our knowledge with affiliated organizations, or to inform the public about new Guidelines that have been developed. Those Guidelines are included in the library below and will regularly change. The full set of Industry Guidelines are available in the file library further below on this page; however, they are only accessible by IAHSS members who are signed into the website.
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01.10 Collaborating with Law Enforcement PDF (223.37 KB) Administration 9/27/2017

Design Guidelines - Members only

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The Design Guidelines are more prescriptive and developed to assist security leaders, design professionals and planning staff to build security into each new construction and renovation project. By reasonably addressing security risks up front and early on during design, organizations can cost effectively address the safety and security of new or renovated space. These steps will help reduce the potential for security features either not being designed into new space or added on as an afterthought, or becoming "value engineered" out as projects face limited budget dollars. The intent of integrating these guidelines early in the design process is to emphasize the importance, incorporate the work into other aspects of the project and ultimately to avoid expensive change orders, retrofits or other liabilities incurred by the omission of appropriate planning for a safe and secure environment.
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Industry Guidelines - Members only

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IAHSS guidelines are intended to assist healthcare administrators in fulfilling their obligation to provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment; while carrying out the mission of their healthcare organization. IAHSS guidelines support the need to comply with all national, state / provincial, county and local requirements and are intended to be in harmony with all regulatory, accreditation, and other healthcare professional association requirements and guidelines. The Industry Guidelines are operationally focused and less prescriptive. The Industry Guidelines are listed individually and as a booklet.
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