Active Threat Prevention and Response

A complimentary, members-only webinar
August 23, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00PM PT

Guns. Knives. Bomb threats. Anger. Frustration. Fear. These can be (and have been) elements for disaster for staff and patients in a hospital. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 16% of all workplace fatalities result from violence. The FBI identified 305 active shooter incidents involving 282 shooters in the United States that occurred between 2000-2019. Of those, fifteen incidents occurred in a health care environment resulting in 62 casualties. This dynamic environment and its potential for violent disruption has hospital leadership searching for solutions that will protect their staff and patients.

Brought to you by The Hospital Council – Northern and Central California, this Active Threat Prevention and Response webinar is designed specifically for health care workers, including medical and professional support staff, who may encounter potentially dangerous individuals.

Heath Care Executives, Nurses, Emergency Department Directors and staff, Risk Management and Patient Safety staff, Facilities staff, Pharmacy staff

Learning objectives:

  • Compare/contrast the nature of violence in varying settings.
  • Discuss the progression of preparatory activities along a pathway to violence.
  • Discuss the various warning signs an individual may exhibit during the planning phase.
  • Learn effective response techniques in an active threat to ensure the safety of patients, staff, and visitors.
  • Understand how a facility can maintain critical operations during an extended response to an active threat.
  • Learn how to facilitate coordination and communication with community partners during an active threat.

Stephen Weiler, MS, MEP, CPP, CPD
Manager of Resiliency Services

Steve Weiler currently leads the Active Shooter/Threat and Techniques for Effective Aggression Management (TEAM®) programs, conducts security risk assessments, designs/delivers HSEEP compliant exercises, and advises on business continuity for HSS, Inc. Prior to working with HSS, Steve spent over 28 years as a law enforcement professional. Steve was integral in coordinating his organization’s response activities to the 9/11 terror attacks and H1N1, preparation for NATO 2012, and numerous regional incident management activities.

Members $0 (no tuition fee)

While this event is free for CHA members you must register to attend. Registration includes all webinar materials including CEs.

Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7637.

Full participation in the webinar is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education (CE) credit. Registrant must complete post-event survey, attest to participation and, when required, provide a professional license number. CE certificates will be emailed approximately three weeks after the webinar. (Amount of CE offered subject to change.)

Health Care Executives — CHA is authorized to award 1.0 hour of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must login to their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

Nursing — Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP #11924, for up to 1.0 conference contact hours.

Risk Management — This meeting has been approved for a total of 1.0 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and towards CPHRM renewal.