Emergency department shooters: 23% use a security officer’s firearm.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 39 – No 11 – November 2020
27% of hospital-related shootings are motivated by a workplace grudge.
59.1% of American emergency department (ED) health care professionals report encountering firearms in or near the ED at least once per year.
20% of gunshot victims in hospital-related shootings are hospital employees, including:
- 5% nurses
- 3% physicians
Healthcare-related shootings: 67% have concluded before police arrival.
92% of health care workers felt more prepared to respond to an active shooter after completing ED-specific active shooter training.
39% of laypeople and 27% health care professionals expect physicians and nurses to accept a high/very high degree of personal risk caring for patients who can’t get away from an active shooter.
Compiled by Kathryn Wiesendanger and Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, for AFFIRM Research.