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Active Shooter Training at the WISCA Annual Forum

Tuesday, December 17, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The WISCA 2020 Annual Forum will feature Steve Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS, Member and COO, Sorenson, Wilder & Associates. An active shooter / armed intruder is unthinkable, yet it happens daily in healthcare occupancies across the nation. In this session, Steve Wilder, a nationally recognized expert in healthcare active shooter preparedness, response and recovery will look at the steps necessary to prepare your surgery center for the unthinkable. Join us February 27-28 at the WISCA 2020 Annual Forum at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha, WI.


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More about Steve:
Steve Wilder has spent the past 35 years in healthcare safety, security, and risk management. He has provided consultation services to hundreds of clients, including hospitals, long-term care, home care agencies, clinics, physician practices and pre-hospital/EMS services. Steve has performed security vulnerability assessments and mock OSHA audits at over 400 healthcare facilities across the United States, and has trained thousands of workers in workplace safety and security.

An experienced trial expert, Steve consults for law firms and insurance companies on issues of healthcare safety, security, non-clinical risk management, aggression management, and workplace violence. He also has written numerous articles for healthcare magazines and trade journals. He and his partner Chris Sorensen are co-authors of the book The Essentials of Aggression Management in Healthcare: From Talkdown to Takedown. Steve also writes a monthly safety column for Long Term Living magazine.

In 2014 they introduced their program The Active Shooter / Armed Intruder in the Healthcare Facility: Preparing For…Responding To…Recovering From the Unthinkable. Since then, this program has become the model program for healthcare providers across the nation and is regularly recommended by healthcare associations and insurance providers as the recommended “program of choice” for their members and insured.

Steve is a founding member and past president of the Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ISHRM), and also served two years on the education committee of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Governor's State University in University Park, Illinois. He is a Board Certified Healthcare Safety Professional and holds certifications in C-FATS and HSEEP with the United States Department of Homeland Security. Steve also spent 35 years in the fire service and is a retired fire chief in the suburbs of Chicago.

In 2018, Steve was the recipient of the Illinois Security Professionals Association award for Emergency Preparedness Leadership.


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