You have requested access to member only content.

IAHSS releases updated use-of-force guidelines

The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) has released updated guidance on use of force in healthcare security settings.

Use of force in healthcare environments involves a variety of circumstances, including patient restraint, patient elopement, involuntary commitment, criminal incidents, and other situations, according to IAHSS officials.

Naturally, healthcare security officers, whether proprietary, contracted, or law enforcement, are frequently called upon to intervene in these difficult circumstances, IAHSS officials reported.

This is an excerpt from members-only content. Please log in or become a member to access the full content.

Not a member? Let's fix that!

A membership to Accreditation and Quality Compliance Center provides accreditation and safety professionals with a collection of continuously updated tools, best-practice strategies, and compliance tips developed by industry experts. With two membership options, you can customize your access level depending on your education and training needs.

Register to access the free content available on the site or become a member today. Click here for more information.

For questions and support, please call customer service: 1-800-650-6787.