Active Shooter in the OR: Run, Hide, Fight

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Class A Credits: 1

Format: Video

Run time: 53 mins

Course Launch Date: 11/1/19

Course Expires: 2/25/22

The purpose of this lecture is to critically evaluate the literature on healthcare/hospital related active shooter events. Knowing what policy if any your institution has in place is key. If there is not a means in place to notify OR staff, one needs to be implemented. Active shooter events are generally over in 10 minutes with a law enforcement response time of less than 7 minutes. Actions to take to survive the incident will be presented. Also, discussing how to manage the victims in the aftermath will be covered.


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A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • CRNAs should be leaders in identifying steps to respond to an active shooter event in the OR.
  • The CRNA will identify 3 steps in surviving an active shooter event.

Mary Scott-Herring, DNP, MS, CRNA

CRNA Manager, Clinical Education and Professional Development at The University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Scott-Herring was a pediatric anesthesia provider for over 10 years at a large academic medical center. She provided anesthesia services for ages day of life to roughly 24 years of age.


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