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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Active-shooter response at a health care facility.

Inaba K, Eastman AL, Jacobs LM, et al. The New England journal of medicine. 2018;379:583-586.

Physical and verbal violence are a recognized problem in the health care workplace. This commentary reviews unique considerations for reducing risks during active shooter incidents. The authors build on accepted emergency management protocols to suggest appropriate strategies for keeping patients as safe as possible in unpredictable situations.