May 7, 2013

Active shooter event training scheduled for Thursday, May 9

The Tennessee Hospital Association is hosting “Planning and Training for an Active Shooter Event: Is Your Hospital Prepared?” on Thursday, May 9, for those who wish to take part in an active shooter scenario in the Nashville area.

The event begins at 8 a.m. at Baptist Hospital’s Gladys Stringfield Owen Education Center and ends at 5 p.m.

The course addresses active shooter scenarios (also known as a “Code Silver”) and focuses on situations where a person with a gun is inflicting or threatening to harm hospital staff, patients or visitors. Active shooter events unfold quickly, leaving hospitals with little time to respond and mitigate the scenario. These scenarios present unique challenges to hospital planning, training and exercises.

The course is designed for individuals such as members of emergency preparedness committees, nursing supervisors and nurse educators, safety and security personnel, risk managers, environment of care, public relations, human resource managers and first responders.