AMSURG Center Leader Outlines Active Shooter Protocol

AMSURG center leader Tonya Wagner, R.N., of Elms Endoscopy Center, LLC in Charleston, S.C., wrote an article featured in the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s (APIC) Prevention Strategist publication. Wagner’s article discusses the recent trend of active shooter incidents in the U.S. and how healthcare facilities need to take steps to be prepared.

“Recent events have demonstrated that no place is considered safe in today’s society. The Charleston 9 shooting at Mother Emmanuel AME church has reshaped and redefined our view of active shooters and the importance of preparation,” Wagner wrote. “If schools and churches are targeted by such acts of violence, then healthcare facilities should be aware that this type of incident can occur at any time.”

Click here to read the article online (Wagner’s article starts on page 45).