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Healthcare Security and Safety Week Oct. 11-17

Published October 12, 2015

In recognition of the impact healthcare security and safety officers have on patient outcomes and the quality of healthcare, October 11 - 17 is designated as “Healthcare Security and Safety Week.” The theme for Healthcare Security and Safety Week 2015 is “Secure Environment. Safe Care.”

  • All healthcare security and safety professionals have a critical responsibility to uphold the highest level of quality and service in their practice to ensure the delivery of superior protection to healthcare facilities, healthcare personnel, patients, visitors and society.
  • Security and safety is an essential component of the everyday healthcare practice across all healthcare settings and is inextricably linked to quality. The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Code of Ethics for Security Professionals ensures that the Code applies to modern healthcare practice and advances in quality, and keeps pace with the transformations in healthcare.
  • The IAHSS Code of Ethics serves as a guide for carrying out healthcare security and safety responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality protection services and the IAHSS mission of the profession in “leading excellence in healthcare security, safety and emergency management”.
  • Healthcare security and safety professionals are recognized by the public for upholding high standards and are highly trusted as a result.

Say 'thank you' to a healthcare security and safety caregiver this week in honor of what they do to keep us safe everyday.