Active Shooters in Healthcare Facilities: Your Prevention and Response Plan - On-Demand

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Active Shooters in Healthcare Facilities: Your Prevention and Response Plan - On-Demand

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Presented on:
September 23, 2015

Presented by:
Lisa Pryse Terry, CHPA, CPP
Christian M. Lanphere, PhD, FP-C, NRP, CEM

Active shooters and armed violence represent a rapidly growing issue in America’s hospitals and healthcare facilities. These incidents occur on a near-weekly basis, which means it is time to face the fact that they can also happen in your facility.

Don’t wait until it is too late to develop an emergency response plan! Participate in this HCPro on-demand webcast presented by healthcare safety experts Lisa Pryse Terry, CHPA, CPP, and Christian M. Lanphere, PhD, FP-C, NRP, CEM. They will teach participants how to lessen the risk of a violent confrontation and how to prepare facility staff in the event an armed intruder comes through their doors.

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the problems that lead to armed violence in healthcare
  • Recognize risk factors and behaviors of concern in your hospital that could lead to an armed confrontation
  • Incorporate changes to facility design and security measures to help slow down or stop an armed intruder
  • Work with administration and law enforcement to conduct an efficient and informative active shooter drill
  • Identify funding sources to help pay for training and improvements to facility security


1. Lessons learned from recent experiences

  • Why is this happening more often today? 
  • Why the problem can’t be ignored—close calls are usually the wake-up call 
  • Risk factors of violence (urban vs. suburban) 
  • Not just active shooters (gangs, disgruntled patients, murder-suicide, behavioral health)

2. How to recognize behaviors of concern

  • Signs of imminent violence 
  • Can you spot a potential shooter? 
  • How to defuse a situation 
  • Facility design and security quick fixes to stop shooters

3. Conducting risk assessments and drills

  • Buy-in from local law enforcement/executive team 
  • Where is violence likely to occur in your facility? 
  • Should your security staff be armed? 
  • What is security’s role? 
  • The dos and don’ts of conducting an active shooter drill

4. Training/prevention/responsiveness

  • Budgetary constraints: Where can you find funding for training? 
  • ROI data: How do you know your training efforts are paying off? 
  • What kind of training should facilities provide their staff? 
  • Workplace violence

5. Q&A (not live)

Who Should Listen:

Safety officers, security officers, emergency nurses, administrators, facility supervisors, physicians. emergency preparedness coordinators

Meet the Speakers:

Lisa Pryse Terry, CHPA, CPP, is director of hospital police and transportation for the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. She is a past president of the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety.

Christian M. Lanphere, PhD, NRP, CEM, director of emergency management and safety officer, Cambridge (Massachusetts) Health Alliance system. It is the last remaining public hospital in Massachusetts. He is the regional president representing New England for the International Association of Emergency Managers, he is on the board of directors for the Metropolitan Boston EMS Council, CEM Commissioner, and a critical care paramedic/firefighter for the town of Sherborn, Massachusetts.

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

No problem. The On-Demand version is also available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in this webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email if you have questions.