4 Key Concepts for Active Shooter Preparedness in Healthcare 

ase hc.pngActive shooter events are on the rise in healthcare settings. In a 12 year study conducted by Johns Hopkins, active shooter incidents increased from 9 per year in the first half of the study to 16.7 per year in the second half. 

In this white paper, 4 Key Concepts for Active Shooter Preparedness in Hospitals and Healthcare Settings, Steven M. Crimando, Principal, Behavioral Science Applications, outlines what hospitals and healthcare organizations need to know to best prepare for these types of incidents. Key concepts include:
  • Hospital and healthcare settings are different
  • Shooting incidents are different in hospitals and healthcare settings
  • Integrate active shooter preparedness into workplace violence prevention
  • Provide reality-based training and resources
Crimando also discusses the importance of communication during active shooter events to help keep staff, visitors and guests updated and away from harm. 

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Steven M. Crimando, MA, BCETS, CHS-V is a nationally-recognized expert in the prevention, response and recovery of active shooter incidents. He has developed workplace violence prevention and active shooter response programs for government agencies, hospital and healthcare systems, and multinational corporations. Steve has published many professional articles on this topic and serves as an expert to the media and the courts in the area of active shooter intervention. He can be reached at the offices of Behavioral Science Applications at 888.404.6177 or by email at [email protected]