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Bolstering ER security through environmental design
One of the biggest headaches for any security manager in the healthcare environment is dealing with risks associated with their emergency departments. Sitting in a hospital emergency room is an inherently stressful situation for most patients and their families. In fact, long wait times in emergency rooms was listed as one of the primary factors contributing to rising crime rates at healthcare facilities across the nation in a study underwritten by the International Association for...