Sentinel Event Alert 45: Preventing violence in the health care setting

Revised: February 2019
Once considered safe havens, health care institutions today are confronting steadily increasing rates of crime, including violent crimes such as assault, rape and homicide. As criminal activity spills over from the streets, providing for the safety and security of all patients, visitors and staff within the campus of a health care institution, as well as on the grounds, requires increasing vigilant attention and action by safety and security personnel as well as all health care staff and providers.

Revisions are indicated in red type.

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