6 steps for creating an active shooter plan
(Becker's Hospital Review 10/24/2017)
Active Shooter. No matter where you are, that two-word phrase inspires fear in almost everyone. And it should. An active shooter is an individual or individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.
Now, imagine that active shooter is within the walls of your hospital.
Because of the unpredictable and quickly evolving nature of an active shooter situation, individuals must be prepared to manage it before law enforcement personnel arrive on the scene.
Scott Cormier, Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety for Medxcel FM shares six steps will help hospital staff in creating a plan to effectively respond to an active shooter situation in a healthcare facility, as published in Becker's Hospital Review.
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Originally published in Becker's Hospital Review
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