The Shooting

We started to hear the rumors of an active shooter in the hospital, but no official announcement was made. We stood as a group.

Use this article to:

  • Review the procedures in place at your institution to manage an active shooter.
  • What would you do if you became aware that someone with a gun was threatening staff or patients on the premises of your health center?
  • Should a physician put his or her own life in danger to assist patients or colleagues in a situation such as the one described in this essay?

Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine academic journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.

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