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OSHA blog: Healthcare needs to get real about active shooters

Hospital Safety Insider, October 29, 2015

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I had the pleasure of spending a day at the 2015 annual conference of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), which is being held here in my beautiful hometown of Boston.

Being in the safety business, I sat in on a session about active shooter response preparation in healthcare facilities, led by an emergency physician and security director with Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. I didn't leave with that feeling like we have our collective act together.

Are we really ready for someone to come into our hospitals with a gun, bent on causing mass carnage?

Check out all of managing editor John Palmer's blogs at OSHA Healthcare Advisor.



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