em-solutions-logoHSS security teams are trained to defuse active shooter incidents, but HSS can also empower staff at its customer locations with the knowledge to respond quickly, effectively, and safely to protect themselves and their patients. HSS offers active shooter trainings that are fully compliant with numerous accrediting body guidelines through its proprietary emergency management program, EM Solutions™. During the past two years, EM Solutions has trained more than 6,000 participants in active shooter prevention and response, including webinar presentations on behalf of the Colorado Hospital Association and for W.W. Grainger.

Healthcare workers thrive on serving the public, but they are vulnerable to the very people they serve. According to a federally funded training video for hospitals and healthcare agencies, “More than 50 percent of all reported workplace assaults [in the U.S.] happen in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings.” As seen in the video, one patient’s disgruntled family member can become a deadly threat to many when he enters a facility, pulls out a firearm, and shoots.

HSS security teams are trained to defuse active shooter incidents, but HSS can also empower staff at its customer locations with the knowledge to respond quickly, effectively, and safely to protect themselves and their patients. HSS offers active shooter trainings that are fully compliant with numerous accrediting body guidelines through its proprietary emergency management program, EM Solutions™. During the past two years, EM Solutions has trained more than 6,000 participants in active shooter prevention and response, including webinar presentations on behalf of the Colorado Hospital Association and for W.W. Grainger.

The Comprehensive Hospital Active Shooter Program by HSS’s EM Solutions is designed specifically for health­care workers, including medical staff, professional support staff, and volunteers, who may encounter potentially dangerous individuals. Its flexible program components can include:

  • a review and development of response plans;
  • a training seminar that concludes with an active shooter/hostage exercise; and
  • exercises that reinforce training concepts while giving participants the opportunity to practice in a realistic, scenario-driven event.

HSS can tailor its training to meet a facility’s specific needs. For example, EM Solutions recently customized and delivered a highly successful firearms safety and awareness training program for more than 35 clinicians and medical staff at Beaver Dam Community Hospital, Beaver Dam, Wis. All participants strongly agreed the program was a good investment for the hospital.

In addition to such trainings, EM Solutions’ emergency management experts host national webinars on active shooter preparedness, deliver free lectures, and present at industry conferences.

Making a response plan and practicing that plan so it becomes second nature is a crucial step in safeguarding those who deliver and receive healthcare.  Click here for more information on active shooter prevention and response in healthcare settings, and here to arrange the EM Solutions active shooter training most appropriate for your facility and staff.