Unfortunately, your healthcare facility is not immune to gun violence, and closing your eyes and hoping it never happens to you is NOT the answer. Obviously, you can't stop random acts of violence, but being prepared and knowing how to respond to an active shooter or armed intruder event is the key to survival - and survival is no accident.
Since the beginning of 2018 there have been numerous active shooter events at a variety of facility types across the country. Just a few include: Two UAB Hospital employees were shot, one died and one was wounded, over an employment dispute in Birmingham, AL. The shooter was also killed. (3/14/18); A GA nursing home employee is shot and killed by her husband (2/9/18); 3 mental health employees shot and killed by prior patient at CA Veteran's Home (3/9/18); A Husband enters rehab center and shoots his wife who was a patient (2/28/18). These are real cases, in real medical practices in locations just like yours.
The way to ensure you're prepared is to include active shooter and armed intruder scenario guidelines to your Emergency Preparedness Compliance Plan. And now is the perfect time considering CMS recently required you to revise your plan to incorporate its new standards. Considering you're dealing with life and death, tackling this on your own, really isn't an option.
That's where national healthcare safety, security, and risk management expert, Steve Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS, can help. For the last 32 years, Steve has helped healthcare professionals protect themselves, their patients and their coworkers. During his 90-minute online training session, you'll learn exactly how to improve your chances of survival should you ever end up in an active shooter or armed intruder situation.
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Here are just a few of the proven, practical, realistic active shooter and armed intruder protection strategies you’ll receive by taking advantage of this 90-minute online training:
IMPORTANT: CMS requires 17 types of Medicare providers and suppliers to comply with their new standards including ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) (see full list below). Even if you currently have an Emergency Preparedness Plan in place, it's essential that you update its components to ensure you're in compliance with the new plan requirements.
Who should attend: Physicians, NPPs, Nurses, Practice Managers, Safety Managers, Compliance Managers, and Front Desk Managers and Staff located in medical practices, clinics, hospitals, LTC facilities, dental practices, ASCs, SNFs, etc.
This presentation was developed by a team of law enforcement/SWAT officers and healthcare security professionals. By taking advantage of this online training, you’ll learn proven strategies to combat the unique challenges that accompany an active shooter or armed intruder in a healthcare setting.
These traumatic events are devastating to clinicians, employees and patients alike. Improve your chances of surviving should you end up in one. The best course of action is to hope for the best and plan for the worst. So, don’t wait, sign up for this one-of-a-kind healthcare-specific emergency preparedness training today.
You take no risk whatsoever. If you find this essential session doesn't meet your expectations or you are not satisfied for any reason, simply let us know.
Steve Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS, has spent the past 32 years in healthcare safety, security, and risk management. He has provided consultation services to hundreds of clients, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, homecare agencies, clinics, physician practices, and pre-hospital/EMS services, as well as trained thousands of workers in workplace safety and security.
In addition to his regular contributions to healthcare magazines, Wilder co-authored the book The Essentials of Aggression Management in Healthcare: From Talkdown to Takedown.
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