Gun Violence Prevention

According to the CDC, more Americans died of gun-related injuries in 2020 than in any other year on record - that included a record number of gun murders, as well as a near record number of gun suicides . Nurses and other healthcare providers are well positioned to lead efforts to increase awareness of safe gun storage.  Team members have expressed minimal knowledge regarding firearm safety, safe gun storage.  Gun safety questions need to be part of the patient assessment upon arrival into the hospital.    

Release Date:
July 2023

Expiration Date:
July 2026

Estimated Duration of Course:
1 hour

This offering carries 1.00 ANCC nursing contact hours.

Target Audience

Registered Nurses

Learning Objectives

The healthcare team will be able to discuss gun violence prevention strategies.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

The Norman Knight Nursing Center

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Presenter, Faculty, Content Expert

Kimberly Smith Sheppard, BSN, RN


Presenter, Faculty, Content Expert

Meghan Rudolph, PCNS, RN


Presenter, Faculty, Content Expert

Matt Thomas, Police and Security


Mass General Brigham designates this activity for 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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