January 31, 2011

Update on changes made after JHH shooter incident

Last year’s shooting at The Johns Hopkins Hospital prompted the Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies to review Johns Hopkins’ preparedness and response to this event.

To explain the outcome of these reviews and what’s been done to prevent and respond to workplace violence, an emergency preparedness education session has been scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Hurd Hall. Included will be an update on security changes and organizational decisions that the institution has made in the aftermath of the Sept. 16 incident. Also on the agenda will be a discussion on trends of workplace violence in health care organizations and a presentation on enhancements being made to the hospital command center’s emergency response procedures.

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

The seminar is being hosted by The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the School of Medicine’s Office of Emergency Management and the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response.