Active Shooter Preparedness
Recorded On: 07/19/2023
Most of us think we work in a home that “would never” have an active shooter event. Unfortunately – it happens... and active shooter training is a mandatory part of disaster preparation. Even if your home has a “lockdown” protocol, it may not be effective. Think about your facility and which doors are unlocked and if there are (major) issues increasing the risk of someone entering the facility unannounced, your team unaware. A lot of communities want to keep active shooter training under cover and not share information about Active Shooter Event planning. It is critical that this discussion and the planning for Active Shooter Disaster be clear and open. This may be the only opportunity you have to prepare your staff and decrease the risk of a negative outcome in the event of an active shooter.
This program will focus on key aspects of active shooter and what to do if your community experiences a threat or real-life active shooter event. Who will you call? Who will you notify? How will you deploy your staff and use additional resources? What are the keys to protecting your residents and staff? How do work, in advance, with local law enforcement? Let’s talk about that! Please join us!
• Define an active shooter event;
• Identify strategies to protect your residents and staff;
• Discuss the importance of open lines of communication with first responders
• Discuss media interaction/communication;
• Identify methods to establish response and recovery post-event;
Attendees will be awarded 1.0 ANCC contact hours for completing the course/webinar.
Program Start Date: 7/19/23 | Program Review Date 7/18/26
This program has been submitted for Continuing Education for 1.25 total participant hours from NAB/NCERS. Call the HealthCap Education Coordinator at 734-996-2700 for further information.
Angie Szumlinski, LNHA, GERO-BC, RAC-CT, BS
Director of Risk Management
HealthCap Risk Management Services
Ms. Szumlinski is a nationally-recognized leader in long-term care, with a wealth of experience in virtually every operational and clinical aspect of the industry. She has experience as an Owner/Provider, Administrator, Director of Nursing, Corporate Quality Assurance Coordinator, and independent consultant. In the last 8 years, she has personally conducted over 1,000 on-site risk management visits at facilities across the country, touching every acuity level within the long-term care spectrum. As a nationally recognized presenter for health care associations on current trends and best practices in the long-term care industry, Ms. Szumlinski is the author of hundreds of best-practice bulletins, in-service modules, and has hosted hundreds of risk management seminars across the country. Respected for success in assisting facilities in achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance, Ms. Szumlinski served two terms as an Associate Board Member for NCAL, is a member of the AHCA Survey/Regulatory Committee and served as a team leader for the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award program for 8 years. Ms. Szumlinski is the Nurse Planner for HealthCap Risk Management’s American Nursing Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) accredited education program.
John P. Hessburg
JD, The Kitch Law Firm
Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
John Hessburg leads the Senior Living Practice Group at The Kitch Law Firm. He began his career with the Kitch firm as a law clerk in 1984. His experience extends to all aspects of state and federal regulation of Senior Living Providers, national coordination of medical device liability cases and medical malpractice defense litigation. Since establishing the firm’s senior living practice, he has built a multidisciplinary practice that focuses on the myriad of challenges his clients face on a daily basis, which include general healthcare and regulatory compliance, corporate compliance, federal and state administrative law, defense of state and federal false claim actions, as well as professional negligence claims.
Mr. Hessburg received his J.D. from Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, where he was the Managing Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from St. John University, where he was a four-year All American swimmer and an NCAA Merit Scholarship recipient.
He has been working with HealthCap® since it wrote its first policy over 20 years ago.