Active Shooter & Intruder Response Training for Healthcare
Learn and practice techniques to respond effectively to workplace violence and active shooter situations.
Recognize behavioral pre-cursors to threatening and potentially violent incidents.
Develop the capacity to mitigate and prevail in the “worst case scenario.”
This 4-hour course provides healthcare administrators, security and front line personnel with information and strategies to recognize and respond to the violent intruder.
Typically the question asked when discussing whether or not to prepare for the possibility of a violent intruder is, “Since it’s not likely to occur, is this something we should really spend time and resources preparing for?”
Another question that is sometimes asked after this is “What are the costs of doing something?” This is really the 3rd question that should be asked.
The question to ask prior to this is “What are the costs of doing NOTHING?”
When answering these questions we must look at the decision making matrix for assessing risk and what should drive the decision on whether or not to prepare in advance
FIRST – “FREQUENCY”
What is the likelihood of the event occurring?
SECOND – “IMPACT”
If the event were to occur what would the impact be to our customers, employees and culture? And how does “preparing in advance” assist in either preventing the event or mitigating the impact if it were to occur.
This course develops the skills and techniques to recognize behavioral pre-cursors to threatening and potentially violent incidents. Through interactive discussion, case scenarios and experiential exercises, participants discover and practice techniques to respond effectively to workplace violence and active shooter situations.
Participants learn to:
- Recognize the frequency of incidents of intruder related violence in the healthcare industry in comparison to private industry
- Identify and recognize risk factors that are inherent to the healthcare industry
- Recognize on-duty law enforcement capabilities/limitations in responding to these types of incidents
- Understand and accept that the violent intruder event will most likely be over PRIOR to law enforcement arrival or as the intruder becomes aware of law enforcement presence
- Understanding the importance of awareness, education and training for front line personnel
- Attacker/Intruder goals and motivations
- Understand and implement principles of a “preventing access” vs. “delayed egress” in the workplace
- Understand and implement principles of “preventing access failure” via the “3 OUT PRINCIPLE”
- Recognize and understand phenomenon of “Normalcy Bias” and training relative to overcoming this phenomenon
- Understand sensory based decision making and how it affects proper and improper response to the crisis
- “Patient Abandonment” Challenges related to Active Shooter/Intruder Response Protocols
Everyone leaves this training better prepared to go beyond the level of “lockdown.” They leave with the capacity to mitigate and prevail in the “worst case scenario.”
Workplace Violence, Intruder and Active Shooter Training Seminars, Workshops and Consulting Services
For more information call toll free 877-385-5515