Terrorism and workplace violence are on the rise. Are our medical practice and health care professionals secure? An increasing number of patients get angry and act out their frustrations aggressively, threatening medical staff and health care providers. Disgruntled patients may also follow the staff home, and target the families. Health care facilities may also become the targets of terrorists. This presentation will provide up-to-date practical information on how to prevent and respond to violent risks in a health care setting, including strategies for:
• Recognizing and reporting warning signs and pre-attack indicators
• Slowing down an aggressor effectively until help arrives
• Protecting yourself and others when escape is impossible
• Implementing cost-effective security at our health care facilities
Speaker Biography - Alon Stivi
President and Founder, Direct Measures International
Alon Stivi is the CEO of Direct Measures and the Founder and Developer of ACT Cert ® program. He is a security and counterterrorism specialist and a POST certified law enforcement trainer who emigrated from Israel after serving in an elite unit of the IDF. He taught close combat tactics to the US Navy SEAL CQB Instructors and has protected Fortune 500 executives and dignitaries worldwide. He currently serves with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department as a Terrorism Liaison Officer and teaches Active Shooter Survival and Terrorism Responder courses funded by the Department of Homeland Security. He has been featured on network television, radio, and in national print publications.
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