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Effectively Responding to Active Shooters in Healthcare Facilities

Dr. Charles Denham II, Dr. Gregory Botz, and William Adcox, 02/07/2019

Active Shooter events in healthcare institutions pose an entirely different reality than other organizations. This feature article in the January/February 2019 issue of Campus Safety Magazine addresses the concept of "Secure, Preserve, Fight" when "Run, Hide, Fight" is not possible. Click here to watch a video overview.


Med Tac Programs: High Impact Life Saving Training

William H. Adcox, Gregory Botz, M.D. FCCM, and Charles Denham, M.D. Med Tac Progress Summary, 12/07/2018

Bystander care during the first few minutes before professional first responders arrive at the scene of an emergency and the latest best practices for care are the most common high impact health hazards that can have an enormous impact on survival. Med Tac Programs developed with UT Police at Houston combine medical and tactical best practices for bystanders and professional first responders in an integrated training program for the public, professional caregivers, and first responders. The Med Tac team won the 2018 Pete Conrad Global Patient Safety Award after presenting the program at an innovation summit at NASA. To view an introductory video click here and to download a summary click here


How Bystanders Can Use Med Tac Training to Save Lives

William Adcox, Dr. Gregory Botz, Charles Denham III & Dr. Charles Denham II, 11/26/2018

It is only a matter of time before you encounter a medical emergency, either on campus or in your private life. When a health crisis happens — whether you are a teacher or faculty member, staff member, student, law enforcement officer, medical professional, administrator or just a concerned citizen — you are the first responder.


How Bystanders Can Save Lives in Medical Emergencies

William Adcox, Dr. Gregory Botz, and Charles Denham III, 11/01/2018

The MedTac training program teaches non-medical bystanders the life-saving steps they can administer to individuals experiencing heath crises in the critical minutes before first responders arrive.


Emerging Threats in Healthcare and the Adaptation of Protection Models

Raymond J. Gerwitz, UT Police at Houston, 03/13/2018

The challenges faced by today’s healthcare security executives emerge at a much faster cadence than in years past. This reality has over time has migrated the healthcare security executive’s role from a traditional crime-focused leader of “gates, guards, and guns” to a business leader committed to Prevention, Preparedness and Protection. Success in this transitioned role is defined by outcomes resulting in a reduction of harm to patients and visitors, the organization, and the technology systems that support them.


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