Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Response Training Essential to Safety

The threat or use of physical force or harassment against a healthcare worker very often results in injury, psychological trauma or stress. Aggressive behavior and violence are becoming a too frequent reality, and healthcare employees need to understand the actions and behaviors needed to protect themselves and combat workplace violence.

The MHA is holding two virtual events to assist members with these challenges. The member forum Active Shooter Prevention and Response will be offered virtually from noon to 1 p.m. EST Jan. 21 to teach participants to better detect a potential active shooter situation and actions they can take in an active shooter incident, like Run-Hide-Fight response techniques. The member forum is free of charge.

The virtual training TEAM® Essentials: Recognizing and Managing Aggression will be held from noon to 2 p.m. EST Jan. 28 and is designed for healthcare workers and volunteers who may encounter angry, disruptive or potentially dangerous individuals. The training will teach participants how to protect themselves and others by applying the TEAM® Aggression CycleSM techniques to verbally de-escalate and manage volatile situations. An organization registration fee of $100 allows for multiple employees and volunteers in one hospital to take advantage of this training.

The faculty for both events is an experienced law enforcement professional with HSS, an MHA Service Corporation Endorsed Business Partner organization with expertise in physical security and emergency management.

Contact Erica Leyko at the MHA to register for TEAM® Essentials: Recognizing and Managing Aggression. Members can register online for the Active Shooter Prevention and Response member forum or contact Brenda Carr at the MHA with questions.