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Commentary

Active-shooter response at a health care facility.

Inaba K, Eastman AL, Jacobs LM, et al. Active-Shooter Response at a Health Care Facility. N Engl J Med. 2018;379(6):583-586. doi:10.1056/NEJMms1800582.

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September 19, 2018
Inaba K, Eastman AL, Jacobs LM, et al. N Engl J Med. 2018;379(6):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.