1. Home
  2. ANA on the Frontline
  3. Responding during an active shooter situation
ANA on the FrontlineFrom the Ethics Inbox

Responding during an active shooter situation

By: Response by Nelda Godfrey, PhD, ACNS-BC, FAAN, ANEF

One of the hospitals in our system recently 
experienced an active shooter. The nursing 
staff reached out to our ethics team 
expressing concerns that our current training involving Run-Hide-Fight feels like abandonment of their 
patients and expressed concern about losing their 
licenses because they ran from the unit where the shooting took place. Some apparently didn’t leave due to this concern and a couple even went toward the event to help the victim.

This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers only.

Guns and nurses

The ambush shootings in downtown Dallas last July, which killed five…
cheryl meeGet your free access to the exclusive newsletter of American Nurse Journal and gain insights for your nursing practice.

NurseLine Newsletter

  • Hidden

*By submitting your e-mail, you are opting in to receiving information from Healthcom Media and Affiliates. The details, including your email address/mobile number, may be used to keep you informed about future products and services.


Recent Posts