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Guidance for Hospital Reception Sites – Arizona’s Model
Armed Violent Intruder Planning Resources
In light of the increased instances of active shooter situations impacting our nation recently, below are several resources available related to preparing for an appropriate response.
HPH Sector Coordinating Council –
Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting
U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Federal Emergency Management Agency –
Incorporating Active Shooter Incident Planning Into Health Care Facility Emergency Operations Plans
Department of Homeland Security –
Ready: Active Shooter
"How to Prepare for and Response During and After an Active Shooter Incident"
MESH Coalition –
Responding to an Active Shooter in a Health Care Setting Video
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.
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.
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.
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Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program
Active Shooter Preparedness Resource Guide for Hospitals - A resource for mitigating active shooter situations in health care settings.
ASPR TRACIE's newsletter —
— focuses on cybersecurity and cyber hygiene.
Healthcare Organization and Hospital Cybersecurity Discussion Guide
to access cybersecurity resources.
Call to Action
- The Health Sector is the Target
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.
ASPR TRACIE'S newsletter —
— private sector and federal, regional and local levels share lessons learned from their recent evacuation experiences
AHRQ Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide
AHRQ Mass Evacuation Transportation Planning Model
AHRQ Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide
AHRQ - Mass Medical Care With Scarce Resources
Catastrophic Health Events: Preparedness Reports
AHRQ Medical Surge Capacity and Capability
Institute of Medicine - Crisis Standards of Care:
A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response
Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims from Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances
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Government Emergency Telecommunications Service
Telecommunications Service Priority
Wireless Priority Service
HHS Radiation Emergency Medical Management Resources