HHS helps providers respond to mass violence

HHS has resources to help healthcare providers prepare for, respond to and assist communities in recovering from mass violence events. 

The resources — developed by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center and Information Exchange — include tip sheets for hospitals and other healthcare facilities planning response to shootings and other mass violence events.

Among the tip sheet topics are community response and media management, fatality management, hospital triage, intake and throughput, and trauma system considerations.

HHS also offers healthcare providers information on patient movement and tracking in the event of mass casualties, strategies for protecting the safety and health of disaster responders and various other topics.

Additionally, there are resources related to lessons from previous mass violence incidents, such as the shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017.

Access the resources here.

 

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