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Active Shooter Incidents Within Healthcare Facilities are Rising

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If Someone Opened Fire in Your Facility,
How Would Your Team Respond?

Healthcare facilities are entrusted with providing safe and secure environments for their patients, staff and visitors. Each facility is responsible for developing its own plan of action to address issues that may threaten the safety of its occupants. Among these safety issues is the threat of an active shooter. Although this issue is not a common occurrence, it could occur anywhere, with little or no warning. Training staff now to be prepared in the event of an active shooter situation can save lives.



Course Summary

Active Shooter Response in Healthcare Settings is offered as a standalone course, and is also included in the Annual Mandatory Training Library, which is a component of the KnowledgeQ® product solution.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Course rationale
  • Active shooter defined
  • Response challenges in healthcare settings
  • Ethical considerations in healthcare settings
  • Indicators of potential violence
  • Following the organization’s response plan
  • Courses of action: review of models
  • Alerting law enforcement
  • Law enforcement arrival – what to expect
  • Law enforcement arrival – how to react
  • Post- event activities
  • Unlike a defined crime, such as a murder or mass killing, the active aspect inherently implies that both law enforcement personnel and citizens have the potential to affect the outcome of the event based upon their responses.1


    FBI - 2013 Study of Active Shooter Incidents