Hospital Security Escorts

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One possible solution is security escorts. These security escorts can accompany nurses around hospitals to prevent any violence from visitors as well as patients and other healthcare professionals. These security escorts can do their best to keep the peace if a problem between a nurse and visitor arises. Designated family meeting/sleeping areas will reduce visitor contact with nurses and will cause less disruption to other patients. Simple solutions can include education, guidelines, policies, and repercussion policies if visitors break any policies rules by conducting themselves improperly towards any healthcare professionals. Visitors need to sign contracts agreeing that they will not be violent and will follow all guidelines and policies.…show more content…
If they cannot protect themselves from violent visitors, hospital administrators need to step in and rectify the problem. Patient-centered care is all about prioritizing patients and families, but we need care nurses and healthcare professionals to be prioritized as well so their work is not affected by violence. Even though nurses and healthcare professionals are faced with these challenges, they still continue to want families and others to have the right to visit patients and I agree with them. Families and friends deserve to see their loved ones especially in the conditions that they are in. They can provide a sense of love and support and that can help patients get better in a way that nurses and healthcare professionals cannot. There is no reason that nurses and visitors cannot coexist appropriately in healthcare settings. I think security escorts are a good idea, but I believe they are a little extreme and may intimate some patients. Instead, I think more security should be hired for hospitals in general to prevent any kind of violence and the more patients hospitals receive, the more security guards should be on duty. Designated family meeting/sleeping areas will allow for visitors to show their love and support for patients without interfering with nurses. Although, I think the best idea is education and strict contracts preventing violence. I personally was unaware nurses faced…show more content…
Nurses help physical therapists in hospitals and other healthcare centers more than people realize. They can provide them with a patient’s medical records and diagnosis, X-rays on file, or any other things a physical therapist may need to know about the patients. A physical therapist is a doctor just like any other doctor and nurse work closely with all doctors. I want to make sure that any nurses I work closely with are protected from any sort of violence. I will personally check in with as many nurses as I can to see if they have experienced any violence and ask them what I can do to help. If come to the conclusion that visitor violence is a pattern in the hospital I work in, I will take the issue up with hospital administrators and make sure they handle the issue properly. There is only so much I can do as a physical therapist, but I want to make sure nurses and other healthcare professionals are protected at all costs. In a hospital, the main focus should be helping people, not hurting
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