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Preparing for active shooter events in healthcare facilities

July 20, 2017

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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