Deadly shooting—it’s a heartbreaking phrase that’s become increasingly seen in national headlines. Over the last two decades, active shooter incidents have more than quadrupled.1 As an emergency and healthcare professional, it’s essential to learn how to prepare for an active shooter event in the workplace.
It’s easy to view shootings as entirely disconnected from our daily lives, but the truth is most workplace violence is enacted upon healthcare professionals. In fact, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), approximately 75% of workplace assaults reported annually occurred in healthcare and social service settings.2 Having an active shooter emergency response plan is vital to your safety and the safety of your patients. Learn how to prepare for an active shooter in the workplace with CareerCert’s online active shooter training, our active shooter response training for first responders, and our active shooter webinar.
In this video, you’ll receive an overview of how to prepare for an active shooter event and the importance of developing an active shooter emergency response plan.
Discover how you can best prepare your team, your workplace, and yourself with active shooter training.
About the presenter: Anne Margaret Perry—RN, NRP, CET, CPT—is the clinical program director for CareerCert and has worked in the medical field for over 25 years. Anne began her career in medicine in 1992 in New York state as a basic EMT. She gained her paramedic license in 1998 and a nursing license in 2005. She recently moved to South Carolina, where she acquired her National Registry Paramedic and her master’s in nursing education.