The Armed Intruder/Active Shooter in the Healthcare Facility: Building a Plan for Preparedness

Presenter :Steve S. Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS
Duration :60 minutes



Product Description

An active shooter or an armed intruder at a medical practice office is unthinkable, but it has happened and can occur anywhere, anytime. Every healthcare provider has to accept the reality and realize it can happen anywhere, including at your practice. It doesn’t matter how well you think you know your patients, their families, your staff, or anyone else. There are hundreds of documented cases where the victims shared a common thought afterward: “I’d have never dreamed he/she would do something like that.”

In this session, Steve Wilder, a nationally recognized expert in healthcare safety and security will discuss the steps necessary to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an active shooter event in a healthcare facility. 

This webinar focuses on five key steps that are essential in preparing for an active shooter event:

  1. The security vulnerability assessment
  2. Developing an active shooter plan
  3. Developing an active shooter training program
  4. Conducting exercises and drills
  5. Planning for recovery

Relying on the police to respond and take over is not the answer, yet many healthcare facilities use this approach. The police plan for their response, not yours. Your plan has to integrate into the police response plan, but you also have to consider those first critical minutes when havoc is being wreaked in the building, but the police haven’t yet arrived. Survival at that point is up to the staff, and is the result of planning, exercising, and training.

When an active shooter event occurs, the first response of all people is the same – startle and fear. But after that, survival is the result of good planning, well written programs, and training and exercises.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the five steps in developing an Active Shooter program for a healthcare facility
  2. Learn what a Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) is and the four key components
  3. Understand how to develop a response plan specific to your environment
  4. Identify the “4 Outs” of a healthcare facility Active Shooter plan
  5. Explain concepts for Active Shooter practical training exercises
  6. Explain the criticality of a well developed EOP Recovery Plan
  7. Identify the key resources to be included in your EOP Recovery Plan

Areas Covered in the Session:

  1. It can happen to you “Any Given Day”
  2. Five steps in building an Active Shooter program in a healthcare facility
  3. Three critical questions answered by a security vulnerability assessment
  4. The difference between a PHASE event and a CAVE event
  5. Run, Hide, Fight or the 4 Outs; which is right for you?
  6. The 4 Outs for surviving an Active Shooter event in a healthcare facility
  7. The difference between education and training
  8. Developing a recovery plan
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Who Should Attend:

  1. Physicians
  2. Non Physician Practitioners
  3. Nurses
  4. Practice Managers
  5. Safety Managers
  6. Compliance Managers
  7. Front Desk Managers
  8. Staff located in Medical Practices, Clinics, Hospitals, LTC Facilities, Dental Practices, ASCs, SNFs

About the Presenter:

Steve S. Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS has spent the past 35 years in healthcare safety, security, and risk management. He has provided consultation services to hundreds of clients, including hospitals, long-term care, home care agencies, clinics, physician practices and pre-hospital/EMS services. Steve has performed security vulnerability assessments and mock OSHA audits at over 400 healthcare facilities across the United States and has trained thousands of workers in workplace safety and security.

An experienced trial expert, Steve consults for law firms and insurance companies on issues of healthcare safety, security, non-clinical risk management, aggression management, and workplace violence. He also has written numerous articles for healthcare magazines and trade journals. He and his partner Chris Sorensen are co-authors of the book The Essentials of Aggression Management in Healthcare: From Talkdown to Takedown. 

In 2018, Steve was the recipient of the Illinois Security Professionals Association award for Emergency Preparedness Leadership.

After Registration

You will receive an email with login information and handouts (presentation slides) that you can print and share to all participants at your location.

System Requirement

Operating System: Windows any version preferably above Windows Vista & Mac any version above OS X 10.6
Internet Speed: Preferably above 1 MBPS
Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly

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