LLUH to host disaster shooter training course for heath care professionals

_540487_i0Loma Linda University Health is hosting a one-day Disaster Shooter Training Course designed specifically to teach health care professionals the fundamentals of focused disaster planning and advanced knowledge of an active shooter or code silver.

The event will take place on September 16 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM) Medical Simulation Center in the Centennial Complex, 24760 Stewart Street, in Loma Linda.

The event keynote speaker, Special Agent Jeffrey Cugno from the Federal Bureau of Investigation will speak about the psyche of active shooters. Recent events have demonstrated the vulnerability of schools and hospitals to shooters, and most institutions have minimal planning and preparation in place.

Attendees will also be involved in an active shooter simulation by Redlands Police Department during the training. The course will also assist learners with developing a basic template for hospital unit-focused disaster plans, which can be used as a foundation for further plans. Representatives from the county will also be on hand to teach participants how unit plans build on overall hospital plans and how hospital plans impact county and state disaster response.

Registration for the course is $125 and is open to health care professionals. A total of six CEUs or CMEs can be earned from participating in the course. For more information or to register visit www.llu.edu/msc.

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