Which of the following is an effective security plan that you may most likely want to consider for implementation within your facility?
Training all nurses to serve as a part of a security response team
Training all clerical staff to be a part of a security response team
The restriction of visitors in a special care area
Bar coded client identification bands to insure proper identification
Correct Response: C
The restriction of visitors in a special care area is an effective security plan that you may want to consider for implementation within your facility.
Some of the other security measures that you may want to consider include security alert systems to alert staff to a security breach such as security breach of the newborn nursery, the use of visitor identification badges or stickers that identify people who are authorized to be in a facility, closed circuit monitoring and alarm systems in high risk areas such as the emergency care area, automatically locking security doors, and electronic wristbands for the newborn and the mother to prevent infant abductions.
Special assignments and training for a group of people so that this specially trained group can act when a security breach occurs is also a good idea but it is not necessary to train all nurses or clerical staff; it is sufficient to train a limited group of people, provided an ample number of these team members are assigned and available on all tours of duty around the clock, including on holidays.