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Active Shooter Planning and Response

April 5, 2017


According to a study in Annals of Emergency Medicine, from 2000-2011 the United States had 154 hospital-related shootings. An FBI study noted that from 2000-2013, active shooter incidents have become more frequent. The first seven years of their study show …

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HHS Releases Active Shooter Planning Guide

HHS Releases Active Shooter Planning Guide

February 25, 2015


With the recent passage of a California law that requires hospitals to develop more comprehensive workplace violence plans, the next step in helping healthcare facilities become safer has arrived, thanks to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Late …

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Your Healthcare Facility Must Have a Code Silver Plan in Place

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Does Your Hospital Have a Code Silver Plan?

June 7, 2013


Are you worried every time you’ve heard a report in the media about an active shooter terrorizing a community that your hospital facility might be next? A Johns Hopkins University study declared hospital-based shootings to be rare occurrences, and the …

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