Healthcare facilities should prepare for active shooter events by training employees to recognize and respond to dangers, according to an article on the Bloomberg BNA website.
Hospitals should also create a comprehensive crisis communications plan.
Preventing an active shooter situation in a hospital is “supremely difficult,” David Jarrard, president and chief executive officer of Jarrard, Phillips, Cate & Hancock Inc. said.
Hospitals instead should be prepared to minimize it. Healthcare facilities should prepare for an active shooter situation in the same way they would prepare for a communicable disease outbreak or an earthquake.
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