Conducted electrical weapons within healthcare: a comprehensive use of force model

Jeffrey D Ho, Martin F Williams, Michael J Coplen

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Healthcare settings are experiencing increased amounts of violent activity that are challenging to the health care security profession. There is difficulty in addressing this issue completely. Some of this difficulty is because of factors that include inexperienced and untrained clinicians and administrators that are often the decision-makers in the health care setting. As part of an effective solution, we propose that a security plan, including a comprehensive use of force program incorporating conducted electrical weapons, is a necessary and best-practice goal. This paper outlines the background of the problem and discusses the challenges we encountered in reaching this goal as well as the benefits we have discovered along the way. This paper will be beneficial to any healthcare security professional that is interested in enhancing or improving their current health care security use of force model to further counter the increasing violent activity in their respective healthcare setting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Healthcare Protection Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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