Former Security Gaurd Says Baptist South Safety Techniques Causing Injuries'
A former security guard is speaking out about a Montgomery hospital's new security methods that require officers to use non-violent techniques against combative patients. He says it's putting officers' lives at risk.
Baptist Health did release a statement:
The safety and protection of our patients and employees is always our greatest concern. The security officers at Baptist Health are well-trained in and use techniques offered from CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute), the industry standard committed to best practices and safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. These processes help promote the welfare and safety of our patients. We utilize De-escalation techniques for personal safety using nonviolent crisis intervention. We also use a team approach. When these techniques are used properly they work, but there is always a chance of injury in escalated situations on or off the job.
I'd encourage you to take a look at the CPI website for more information about how our security officers are trained:
The former security guard says the three years that he was there and could carry a taser and handcuffs, injuries were rare, and he only used his taser three times.
He also says he knows of two officers who have had to undergo surgery after a patient hurt them.