Incorporating Active Shooter Incident Planning into Health Care Facility Emergency Operations Plans

Type: Planning and Response
Author: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Division of Health
Year of Publishing: 2014
Description: Health care settings represent a very unique set of challenges for active shooter planning and workplace violence. This document is primarily designed to encourage health care facilities (HCFs) to consider how to better prepare for an active shooter incident. Though hospitals and many other HCFs have emergency operations plans (EOPs), this document provides emergency planners, disaster committees, executive leadership, and others involved in emergency operations planning with detailed discussions of unique issues faced in an HCF. This document also includes discussions on related topics, including information sharing, psychological first aid (PFA), and law enforcement/security.
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