Recent active shooter incidences have prompted many healthcare organizations to review and/or develop and deploy active shooter preparedness and response protocol.

Following are quick links to resources to assist in your efforts. These are listed for informational purposes only and do not imply endorsement by the Network.

Prepare

HIPAA covered entities and their business associates should be aware of the ways in which patient information may be shared under the HIPAA Privacy Rule in an emergency situation: HHS HIPAA privacy and emergency situations_11.2014

A local hospital shares their active shooter response protocol: 2 minute drill – Code Silver Active Shooter

Video: ACEP president calls for improved emergency response measures after Orlando shooting: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160613/NEWS/160619978

This is a fact sheet for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Active Shooter Preparedness Program: https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/dhs-active-shooter-preparedness-program-fact-sheet-01-16-508.pdf

Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting from the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
Partnership: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/office-of-partner-engagement/active-shooter-incidents/active-shooter-planning-and-response-in-a-healthcare-setting

Respond

Managing your distress after an active shooting: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx

Learn about who is most at risk for emotional distress from incidents of mass violence and where to find disaster-related resources: http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/disaster-types/mass-violence

Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program helps individuals and communities recover from the effects of natural and human-caused disasters through community outreach and psycho-educational services: http://www.samhsa.gov/dtac/ccp

Discussion paper: Health and Medical Response to Active Shooter and Bombing Events