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HCCS Launches New Active Shooter Response in Healthcare Settings Course

February 03, 2016

Jericho, NY  – HCCS, a HealthStream Company, announced the release of a new online training course, Active Shooter Response in Healthcare Settings.  This new interactive online course is designed to prepare all staff in the event of an active shooter situation in the healthcare environment. Every organization, no matter the size, is a potential target for such an attack. 

According to a study released by the FBI in 2014, there are 11.4 active shooter incidents annually, with an increasing trend between 2000 and 2013.  Of 160 active shooter incidents between 2000 and 2013, 2.5% occurred in healthcare facilities. 

Active shooter situations are often unpredictable and evolve quickly.  Staff must be prepared to handle all situations.  Each facility is responsible for developing its own plan of action to inform staff how to respond and protect their lives and the lives of the patients they care for if such an event occurs.  Training staff now to be prepared in the event of an active shooter incident can save lives.

HCCS regulatory courses explain regulatory compliance rules and improve patient care in an interactive learning environment. The HCCS Active Shooter Response in Healthcare Settings course trains your staff on various actions they can take to best ensure the safety of the staff and patients in the event of an active shooter situation.

The course is offered as a standalone course, and is also included in the Annual Mandatory Training Library, which is a component of the KnowledgeQ® product solution. The course is mobile ready, offers pre-assessment, an exam, narration and autoplay.

After completing the Active Shooter Response in Healthcare Settings course, learners will be able to:

  • Define an active shooter situation
  • Understand indicators of potential violence
  • Set up an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), including how to alert law enforcement
  • Respond to media and families once the event is over

"Recent events across the country have led to a feeling of unease," says Ben Diamond, Vice President, Compliance Solutions, HealthStream. "This new Active Shooter course will help staff be better prepared to act in such an event.”

Please visit our website or contact HCCS if you are interested in learning more about the Active Shooter Response in Healthcare Settings course.