Surviving an Active Shooter in Healthcare
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An active killer or active shooter is the perpetrator of a type of mass murder marked by rapidity, scale, randomness, and often suicide.
Of all the doors choosing to close, one remains that should not at all and is not able to shut down – Hospitals. With numerous active shooting incidents that leave terrifying and traumatic experiences among citizens all over the country, hospitals and other healthcare facilities are left with little to no choice but to keep the doors open for their patients needing immediate attention. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers live in fear every passing day, thinking that eventually, another active killing or active shooting may arise from nowhere. To reinforce such fears and be able to still provide quality service for sick people, equip yourself with these defensive techniques on how you should react when an active shooting suddenly occurs.
According to the Nursing Service Organization (NSO), between 2000 and 2011, 154 hospital-related shootings occurred. In 45% of cases, the shooters…(Read More)