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R3 Report (Requirement, Rationale, Reference) The R3 Report provides the rationale and references that The Joint Commission employs in the development of new requirements for workplace violence prevention standards

Mass Casualty Incident Response Toolkit The Greater New York Hospital Association create guidance for hospitals to help them prepare and train for mass casualty incidents.  This toolkit details emerging best practices from intentional attacks that occurred in the United States and internationally. The toolkit includes suggested preparedness and response actions for the many clinical and non-clinical departments that would  Read the Rest…

OSHA Workplace Violence Guidelines for Healthcare and Social Services This guidance document provides an overview of workers’ rights under OSHA for healthcare workers, including inpatient and outpatient settings, and social services workers assisting with patients.

Active Shooter Planning and Response: Learn How to Survive a Shooting Event in a Healthcare Setting Developed by the Healthcare & Public Health Sector Coordinating Council, this is an in-depth look at the four (4) phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. This document offers step-by-step guidance to assist healthcare facilities in active shooter planning and response.

Planning for Mass Casualty Incidents: Emergency Treatment and Privacy Considerations This document is by the American Bar Association and provides an overview of legalities that could be involved with a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI). It also includes several links to other resource sites on varying topics associated with MCIs.

FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness – Training Resources The FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) provides in-person and web-based training courses relevant to the response and management of mass casualty incidents.  The CDP has trained over 1.3 million emergency responders over the past two decades.  The training calendar for both in-person and virtual instruction will be updated regularly.

Mass Casualty Management Systems – Strategies and Guidelines for Building Health Sector Capacity These guidelines were created following a Global Consultation on Mass Casualty held at the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. They are designed to help policymakers, decision-makers, and emergency managers at all levels, particularly at the local community level, to overcome the gaps in health system preparedness for managing mass casualty incidents.

Incorporating Shooter Incident Planning into Health Care Facility Emergency Operations Plans This document is primarily designed to encourage facilities to consider how to better prepare for an active shooter incident. Though hospitals and many other Health Care Facilities (HCFs) have emergency operations plans (EOPs), this document provides emergency planners, disaster committees, executive leadership, and others involved in emergency operations planning with detailed discussions of unique  Read the Rest…

Active Attack Preparedness and Response Resources and Links: Northwest Healthcare Response Network A variety of preparedness, response, and recovery resources compiled by the Northwest Healthcare Response Network (Washington State) targeted specifically for healthcare audiences.

Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council: Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting Comprehensive guidance from the Joint Commission written for healthcare facilities to prevent, respond to, and recover from an active shooter event. The document includes law enforcement tactics and integrated medical and mental health response.