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Safety First: Responding to an Escalated Scenario A Tabletop Workplace Safety Exercise (Webinar)

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April 25, 2024    
10:45 am - 12:30 pm

Safety First: Responding to an Escalated Scenario

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April 25, 2024 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)


Gather your whole staff! In April Emily Moilanen, a Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator, will lead a safety tabletop exercise with three scenarios. After each scenario is introduced, your agency will be placed in a private breakout room to work on the exercise. Then you will come together with a few other agencies in a small group to discuss your procedure and learn from each other.

This will be repeated for each of the following scenarios:

  1. Escalation of guns in the home
    2. Drugs
    3. Assault

The entire exercise will last 90 minutes and will be a valuable resource for your agency with the recent rise in community violence.


  1. Test home care agency staff ability to recognize potential for escalating workplace violence in the home health setting.
  2. Test home care agency staff ability to respond to an incident of escalated workplace violence in the home health setting.
  3. Identify gaps in organizational safety training and workplace violence response planning.


All agency staff are invited and encouraged to attend. Please forward this link to anyone in your agency that might be interested (intake staff, field clinicians, leadership, etc.).

Meet the Speaker

Emily Moilanen, MPH, Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator with the Metro Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition
Emily Moilanen is a Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator with the Metro Health and Medical Preparedness Coalition. Through the Coalition Emily works to coordinate health care, public health, EMS, and emergency management in integrated planning, response and recovery activities critical to an effective response to an event or emergency with public health and medical implications. Previously, Emily spent five years at the Minnesota Department of Health in the Center for Emergency Preparedness & Response. Her work there focused on emergency planning for populations with access and functional needs as well as community engagement. Emily graduated from Hamline University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and from the University of Minnesota with a Master of Public Health degree.


The cost of this education is per agency.

Prior to the webinar, a Zoom Webinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to click on this link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone will also be provided. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available.

Webinar Recording

This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants. Please note: only the main room will be recorded. Much of this webinar will be spent in breakout rooms. Breakout rooms will not be recorded.


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Register online or call (850) 222-8967 to register by phone. HCAF members receive a discounted registration rate! To obtain the member discount, please log in to your profile before registering.

  • HCAF Members: $199
  • Prospective Members:$398

Please note that registration is per agency. Registrants are encouraged to log in to the program at least 15 minutes prior to the start time. By registering for this program you are agreeing to our payments, cancellation, and substitution policies