Active Shooters Prevention and Mitigation for Healthcare Facilities

Product Id : HE59
Instructor : Joe Keenan
Jul 10, 2019 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes
This program has been approved for 1.0 PDCs toward SHRM certification hours.
The program is pre-approved for 1 credit hour under HRCI

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Recognizing Warning Signs Of Possible Shooters at Healthcare Facilities

Active shooting events in hospitals and other healthcare facilities are rare, but when they happen the consequences are catastrophic. It is vital to implement common sense measures to prevent them. You must be prepared to react quickly and effectively when they do happen.

In this session, expert speaker Joe Keenan will provide strategies, tactics and techniques for preventing such scenarios. He will discuss how you can recognize warning signs of possible shooters and effective actions you should take if a shooting occurs. Joe will also discuss the typical timeline of a shooting event, when to run, when to take cover, when to and when not to attempt to “talk down” an attacker and how to fight an armed individual.

Session Highlights:

  • Scope and impact of shootings in hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • Case studies of recent active shootings in hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • The timeline of active shootings
  • Recognizing the characteristics of armed individuals
  • Identifying the warning signs of incipient violence
  • Recognizing the sound of gunshots
  • Planning your escape
  • Taking cover
  • De-escalating tactics and techniques
  • Unarmed defense against a firearm

Session Agenda:

  • Recognizing and assessing the potential risk factors for workplace violence
  • Preparing for low-probability events without getting scared
  • What amounts to workplace violence
  • Overview of the recent cases of mass shootings and their impact
  • Review of types of violence
    • Type 1: Criminal intent of robbing or killing someone
    • Type 2: Customers and clients attacked by staff members of medical care providers
    • Type 3: Attack on a former (or current) employee/employer
  • Profile and background history of active shooters
  • Roles and responsibilities of a threat assessment team
  • Why you should screen employees’ background before hiring
  • Training employees for the situation
    • How to respond when the incident happens
    • What to do when law enforcement arrives
  • Using de-escalation tactics to try and calm things down
  • Personal safety training

Who Will Benefit:

  • All employees with public contact including reception, pharmacy and parking lot workers
  • Persons delivering care in community settings (home health, paramedics and hospice personnel)
  • Healthcare facilities maintenance employees
  • Emergency department employees
  • Public safety and security professionals
  • Supervisors and managers
Speaker Profile:

Joe Keenan, MBA, CSP is a highly experienced Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Human Resources (HR) Professional and Management Consultant with over 25 years of experience.  He received my Green Belt in Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing in 2005, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a Human Resource Management Concentration in 2007 and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 2011.  Currently he is serving as Mississippi and Alabama Area Director of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He served on the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA) Region IV Board of Directors as a Director at Large from 2013-2015.  Since 2002, he is an OSHA General Industry and Construction 10/30-Hour Authorized Outreach Trainer (both renewed in 2016). “

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