Conducted Electrical Weapons – also called Conducted Electrical Devices – are more commonly known as stun guns or TASERs (the latter is a brand name often used generically to include similar devices by other brands). Many people already associate these devices with use by police departments, but more recently they have become increasingly common in hospital and healthcare environments for use by security personnel.

What are the benefits of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEW) use by security personnel in the healthcare environment? What are the drawbacks? What other considerations should be taken into account? We’ll review some of the most recent studies and literature on this topic.

Conducted Electrical Weapons in the Healthcare Environment