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Infirimary Intimidation Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts

The University of Colorado Health North undertook an initiative to conduct a hospital workplace violence awareness and prevention exercise designed to provide hospital employees with the opportunity to assess current plans while gaining additional knowledge as to how to recognize and prevent workplace violence.

This exercise served as an opportunity for hospital management and staff to work through scenario information and injects dealing with four separate workplace violence scenarios.

Exercise Scenarios

This exercise is comprised of the following four scenario vignettes.

Patient Stalking Vignette

Stalking of a hospital patient by a member of the patient’s family.

Potential Active Shooter Vignette

Potential of an active shooter incident occurring within the hospital’s Emergency Department.

Threatening Individual Vignette

Ominous looking individual enters the hospital’s main entrance who then begins to make loud threatening statements.

Hospital Employee Firing Vignette

A recently terminated hospital employee threatens to seek revenge on his former boss.

Hospital – Workplace Violence Awareness Video

Access an awareness video to better understand the potential of workplace violence occurring within a hospital.

Exercise Conclusion

The Infirmary Intimidation Exercise was conducted on November 9, 2016, at University of Colorado Health North in Ft Collins Colorado.

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative
This exercise is an example of the kind of exercises that comprise the nationwide Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative. This initiative provides meaningful exercise opportunities for America’s health system.