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SAFETY

SAF103 - Active Shooter: What You Can Do

Author: Dorothy de Souza Guedes

Purpose: Any place of work is susceptible to violence in the workplace. An active shooter is a person actively engaged in killing or attempting to keep people in a confined space or other populated areas. This course guides nurses to respond in an active shooter wherever they are, including a hospital, nursing home, outpatient clinic, or any other health care facility.

Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:  1) Define what is an active shooter, 2) Describe actions to take when confronted with active shooter: run, hide, fight, 3) Discuss steps you might take to evacuate patients or residents in an active shooter situation, 4) Review general steps to take to lock down a unit or floor, 5) Explain what to do when law enforcement arrives on the scene of an active shooter incident, 6) List actions to take to prevent and prepare for a potential active shooter incident, 7) Identify indicators of potential workplace violence.Credits: Nursing Upon completion of this course, the nurse will receive 1.0 contact hours from CE Solutions, a Division of VGM Education. CE Solutions is an approved Iowa Board of Nursing Provider, No. 335. This certificate must be retained for a period of 4 years.  Upon completion of this course, the nurse will receive 1.0 contact hours from CE Solutions, a Division of VGM Education. CE Solutions is a California Board of Registered Nursing Provider Number CEP 14033 for the number of contact hours listed. This certificate must be retained for a period of 4 years.  Upon completion of this course, the nurse will receive 1.0 contact hours from CE Solutions, a Division of VGM Education.  CE Solutions is an approved CE Broker provider for the state of Florida and the District of Columbia, CE Broker # 50-4572. This certificate must be retained for a period of 4 years.  Certified Medication Aides  This course appears to meet the criteria for 0 continuing education hours as described by the rules and regulations of the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services, related to in-service requirements.  Certified Nursing Assistants  This course appears to meet the criteria for 1.0 continuing education hours as described by the rules and regulations of the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services, related to in-service requirements.  Long-Term Care Department Heads  This course appears to meet the criteria for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education credit as described by the rules and regulations of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. The participant should retain a copy of the course description/purpose/objectives and your certificate of completion for your CE records.  Other Hours  This course appears to meet 1.0 hours for healthcare disciplines other than those listed above. The participant should forward a copy of the course description/purpose/objectives and the certificate of completion to his/her licensing board for approval.  Social Work  Upon completion of this course, the social worker will receive 1.0 contact hours from CE Solutions, a Division of VGM Education. CE Solutions is an approved social work continuing education provider by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315.  Physical Therapy  Upon completion of this course, the physical therapist will receive 1.0 contact hours from CE Solutions, a Division of VGM Education. CE Solutions is an approved physical therapy continuing education provider by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284.  Occupational Therapy  Upon completion of this course, the occupational therapist will receive 1.0 contact hours from CE Solutions, a Division of VGM Education. CE Solutions is an approved occupational therapy continuing education provider by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164.