Webinar: Making the Decision about Defensive Weapons in the Healthcare Environment

Webinar: Making the Decision about Defensive Weapons in the Healthcare Environment
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Cost / Registration:
$10.00 / Person

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Hosted by American Alarm & Communication
297 Broadway – Conference Center
Arlington, MA  02474
Parking along all intersecting streets
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Soda, water and cookies will be provided by ASIS Boston Chapter. We recommend bringing your own lunch.

About the webinar:
Making a decision regarding the use of firearms or other less lethal weapons is one that requires careful consideration of, among other things, liability, community response, training, and program oversight. The research of Lisa Terry, CPP, CHPA, on defensive weapons in the healthcare environment combined with her many years of experience in law enforcement and healthcare security provide the basis for this webinar. Her findings are based on research, data, and evaluation and create a comprehensive overview with recommendations regarding the subject of defensive weapons.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the current landscape for defensive weapons and the regulatory agencies addressing the issue.
  • Review how crime has become a significant factor in the healthcare setting.
  • Get the information, resources, and research needed to make an informed decision about armed vs. unarmed officers.
  • Receive valuable information on legal considerations, resources, and references.
  • Learn the criteria for choosing officers who have the highest potential for success as armed officers and then review a training approach and evaluation methodology to ensure they are continually trained, updated, and evaluated.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the use of minimal force.
  • Understand the importance of not only protecting the public, but protecting the security officer.
  • Learn about the various types of firearms available and criteria for choosing what’s best for your circumstances.

Target Audience:

  • Anyone considering the option of armed security and defensive weapons in the healthcare environment
  • Members of the C-suite
  • Behavioral health and emergency department management
  • Healthcare security leadership

About the speaker:
Lisa P. Terry, CPP, CHPA
Chief of Company Police and President ODS
Healthcare Security Solutions

Ms. Terry has served in the security solutions industry since 1983. She is a healthcare security solutions expert, an accomplished speaker and presenter, respected author, 2013 past president of the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), and serves on the ASIS International Healthcare Council. Her compelling security solutions presentations engage security managers/directors and members of the C-suite. She drives enhanced healthcare security solutions through her high level of experience, expertise, influential call to action, and motivational speaking.

Produced by:
Healthcare Security Council