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Emergency Management Resources - Security/Violence/Active Shooter

April 10, 2018

Managing Patient Information during a Mass Casualty Incident

Brigham and Women’s Hospital received dozens of injured patients following the Boston Marathon Bombing. These slides identify challenges in patient identification and tracking, and lessons learned for future no-notice, mass casualty incidents. Read More

Active Shooter Planning and Response: Learn How to Survive a Shooting Event in a Healthcare Setting

The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council, a public/private partnership under the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, has developed a guide for health care organizations to prepare for active shooter emergencies. Active collaboration with local law enforcement - including planning for exercises, on-site communication and sweeps, re-entry following an incident, etc. - is described in detail. Read More.

Healthcare Coalition Involvement in Mass Gatherings

Mass gatherings can be regular events or special occasions, involving dozens to thousands of people, in stable or escalating conditions, in a single location or moving between locations in an expected or unexpected manner or route. This ASPR presentation describes the essential role health care coalitions play in preparing for and responding to health care emergencies in mass gatherings, with detailed discussions of the Super Bowl, the Papal visit, and national political conventions. View the presentation.

Health and Medical Response to Active Shooter and Bombing Events - Discussion Paper

A discussion paper from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Disasters that examines issues and potential best practices during responses to terrorist shootings, bombings, and similar mass casualty events. Read more

Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers 

This publication updates OSHA’s 1996 and 2004 voluntary guidelines for preventing workplace violence for healthcare and social service workers. OSHA’s violence prevention guidelines provide recommendations for developing policies and procedures to eliminate or reduce workplace violence in a range of healthcare and social service settings. View publication.

For Healthcare Professionals: Guidelines on prevention of and response to infant abductions, 10th edition

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children provides guidance regarding environmental, procedural, and human risk factors for infant abduction in health care settings. Mitigation and response activities are described, along with family and staff support strategies during investigation and recovery. Learn more.


ASHRM Healthcare Facility Workplace Violence Risk Assessment Tool

The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management has developed a toolkit with resources, policies, checklists and training aids that helps health care organizations work with their staffs to identify, mitigate, and respond to workplace violence. Learn more.


Quick Safety - Issue Four, July 2014 - Preparing for active shooter situations

It is an unfortunate fact that violence occurs in health care facilities. The Joint Commission has received reports from its accredited organizations of violent criminal events including assault, rape, homicide and suicide. Since January 2010, The Joint Commission has received reports of 16 shootings that resulted in 27 deaths. Read full issue.

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