All Hazards Emergency Preparedness with Focus on Site Security and Personal Safety/Aggression Management

Date(s) - 06/03/2014 - 06/04/2014
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Desert Willow Conference Center

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Disaster Plan


Stan Szpytek:  Fire and Life-Safety, Inc.

Steve Wilder:  Sorensen, Wilder and Associates Program Objectives

Keith Fehr, MS, CHFM:  Director of Emergency Management – MIHS; AzCHER – Central Chair

  • Provide attendees with a basic overview of disaster planning concepts including the need for an “All Hazards” approach to disaster management, the importance of Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) and the efficiency of a trusted emergency management model known as the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of the active shooter incident, the difference between a P.H.A.S.E event and a C.A.V.E event, the “Four Outs” to consider should an active shooter event ever occur, and techniques to manage personal stress during an incident should the need ever arise.
  • In this session, attendees will examine in detail the four critical components that must be complete in order to create a secure facility, as well as the concept of Strategic Planning for Security Improvements to help ensure emergency preparedness.
  • In this session, attendees will examine growing propensity of patients and visitors becoming violent against healthcare professionals and includes discussion on common characteristics of individuals who may be prone to violent behavior, common behavior traits on each of six levels on an aggression continuum, effective de-escalation techniques for aggressive behaviors demonstrated on each of the six levels of an aggression continuum, as well as hands-on training for safe and effective escape techniques from grabs and holds, choke holds, clothing grabs, hair pulls, and more.

Agenda: Day 1-(Registration begins at 8:00 am) 9:00 am- 3:30 pm:

1.  Introduction to Disaster Planning Concepts:  Anything, Anytime, Anywhere

2.  Human reaction to crisis or disaster

3.  Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA)

4.  All Hazards Planning concepts

5.  CMS Compliance – Emergency Preparedness

6.  Armed Intruder/Active Shooter in the Healthcare Facility:

    • Creating a state of preparedness
    • Terminology and concepts
    • P.H.A.S.E incidents (Personal, Hostile, Agenda, Singular, Event)
    • C.A.V.E incidents (Continuous, Active, Violent, Event)
    • The Safety Action Plan
    • Patient vs. Personal Safety

Day 2 (9:00 am – 3:30 pm):

1.  Disaster Recover Exercise – Tabletop

2.  Facility Security-Creating a Safe and Secure Environment

    •  The P2T2 approach to facility security
    •  People
    •  Programs
    •  Technology
    •  Training

3.  The Essentials of Aggression Management in Healthcare

    •   Recognizing aggressive behavior
    •   Defusing aggressive behavior
    •   De-escalation Strategies
    •   Personal Protection
    •   Escapes from Grabs and Holds



Bookings are closed for this event.