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HealthCare Disaster...SNIPER ATTACK!!!
Transcript of HealthCare Disaster...SNIPER ATTACK!!!
where have sniper attacks occured before?
How were they handled?
What could be learned from these attacks?
How could these attacks be handled in a clinical environment? (cc) image by jantik on Flickr PRIOR ATTACKS 2002 Beltway/ DC Sniper Attacks... Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia The Ohio Highway Sniper Attacks... Central Ohio 2003 University of Texas Sniper
"The Bell Tower Sniper" 1966 Austin, Texas Shooter - Charles whitman (Former Marine)
When? - August 1, 1966
Victims - 14 students (including an unborn child) afterwards his wife and mother
Trial - (none) shot on site. Shooter(s) - John Allen Muhammad, and Lee Boyd Malavo.
When - Three weeks during October 2002.
Trial - In September 2003, Muhammad was sentenced to death (Lethal Injection)., Boyd Malvo was sentenced to six consecutive life sentences Shooter - Charles A. McCoy Jr.
When - . The shootings began in May 2003 and continued for several months.
Trial - sentenced to 27 years in prison on August 9, 2005.
Victims - One person was killed (62-year-old Gail Knisley, killed on November 25, 2003), Sniper attacks in the past have caused widespread fear and are always difficult to prepare for unless you are warned about the attacks...people often avoid leaving their houses during sniper attacks. The best way to prepare is to educate yourself on how to respond to an active shooter and developing an action plan to react to such an event. Lessons Learned.... ALWAYS Be aware of Local news reports ....
avoid public areas during an attack.
Locate fire, Attempt to evacuate, if you cannot evacuate use LASERS or find cover. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? The 6 Step ACTION PLAN! Utilize..... How Do We React To a Sniper Attack? ****** Step 1 Step 2 Always Remember TO Be aware of your area and any possible dangers that you may encounter.
Take note of the two nearest exits and other evacuation routes of any facility you visit
Alert police of suspicious activity (such as a concealed weapon.)
Be aware of those around you that may exhibit certain behaviors that can indicate potential violence. WARNING signs Sources: www.dhs.gov/ (The department of Homeland security) Step 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 HOW DO WE REACT TO A SNIPER ATTACK??? Always attempt to evacuate the area first, but when in a confined facility such as a hospital, you would avoid the shooter by entering a room and using....LASERS: Remember: STEP 6 L A S E R S Increased use of drugs
and alcohol 1. Noticable decrease in attention to appearance and personal hygiene 2. 3. Then... Drastic MOOD SWINGS, unstable emotional responses, or explosive outbursts of anger without provocation. 4. Depression or withdrawal 5. Behavior which is suspect of paranoia ("EVERYONE IS AGAINST ME'' mentality). 6. Talks of previous incidents of violence 7. Talks of personal problems at home (parents, financial, relationship) OCK THE DOOR. VOID WINDOWS AND BALCONIES. ILENCE ANY SOURCE OF NOISE. VALUATE THE SITUATION. EMAIN QUIET. TAY WHERE YOU ARE AND WAIT FOR POLICE TO ARRIVE. Ensure that the door is locked so that the shooter cannot harm you. If the door is not able to be locked, you can block off the door with a desk, table, or any type of furniture. The sniper could be at a different location near the building, but if the shooter is inside the building the windows could serve as a means of escape. shut off your cell phones, any TV's in the room, Radios, Computers, or Machines that could indicate that you are inside the room Listen for any signs that can tell the shooter's position. Listen for footsteps, gunshots, or sirens. Do not attempt to yell or scream for help AT ANY TIME. Do not leave the room even after you stop hearing gunshots. Wait for the authorities to arrive to assist you. o 0 0 WARNING: Recent sniper attacks in YOUR AREA! www.fbi.gov/ (engineering student) 231 Foot tower