According to the NCMEC, more than one drill must be held each year in order to include all personnel who work day, evening, weekend, and nontraditional shifts. The drills must be unannounced and, when using a person posing as an abductor, the scenario should be patterned after the typical offender profile and include realistic scenarios foreseeable to health care personnel.
Moreover, facilities should conduct quarterly unit-specific drills, tabletop exercises, or audit-type exercises. And each practice must be thoughtfully critiqued to identify opportunities for improvement to enhance policy, procedure, and performance standards.
Source: NCMEC, 2014.
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