Healthcare Organization Resources

The following resources include guides for preventing and responding to workplace violence, and active shooting incidents in healthcare facilities.

Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting (Healthcare and Public Health Sector)   This page discusses facility response plans, threat assessment teams, initial responses and facility-clearing responses.

Incorporating Active Shooter Incident Planning Into Healthcare Facility Emergency Operations Plans   This document encourages facilities to consider how to better prepare for an active attacker situation. It covers unique issues faced in healthcare facilities during active shooter events.

Guides for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers (OSHA)   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides this guide in preventing workplace violence in healthcare and social service settings.

Active Shooter Situation Response (Victor Valley Global Medical Center)   Attached is a sample active shooter response plan from Victor Valley Global Medical Center, located in Victorville, California.

Active Shooter Preparedness Drill (UCSF)   The University of California at San Francisco filmed its active shooter exercises completed in early 2015. The video provides after-action interviews from participants involved, and highlights best practices for individual response.

Hospital Association of Southern California Active Shooter Drill   The Hospital Association of Southern California has provided video footage of its 2013 active shooter drills. The video shows different scenarios completed and feedback from participants.