Exercise Benefits / Facts
The Central Utah Public Health Department undertook an initiative to conduct an active shooter consequence management exercise designed to provide hospitals with the opportunity to assess current plans while gaining additional knowledge as to how to recover from such an incident.
This exercise served as an opportunity for the management and staff that make up the Hospital Incident Command Team to work through scenario information and injects dealing with the numerous challenges associated with managing the consequences of a shooting incident within the hospital.
Following a 5 minute Emergency Department rampage and a 2 hour standoff with the police department’s Rapid Response Team (RRT) a lone gunman fatally shoots himself.
In all 9 hospital staff members, 3 bystanders along with 2 patients were killed with 14 others injured.
The hospital now faces a myriad of challenges as it begins to manage its recovery from the shooting.
An Exercise Briefing video was produced to ensure that teams and individual team members were ready to successfully partake in the exercise. This video provided valuable information regarding preparing for and participating in the exercise.
Access and view the Exercise Briefing.
The Medical Mayhem Exercise was conducted on September 30, 2015, in Delta and Fillmore Utah.
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.