3 Ways to Keep Hospital Power Loss from Crippling Patient Care

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If your hospital experiences a total power outage, you still need to provide patient care. You might be able to navigate the darkened rooms with a flashlight, but how will you oxygenate that ventilated patient? How will you suction him?

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Topics: Hospital disaster preparation, Battery-powered suction

4 Ways to Tell Your Hospital Needs Portable Medical Suction

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In October of 2012, superstorm Sandy hit New York City with a vengeance. As area hospitals braced for the storm’s impact, administrators had no reason to fear their back-up generators would fail to function if the city’s power grid went down.

 

They were wrong.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Hospital disaster preparation

4 Types of Natural Disasters and Their Specific Injuries

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 1, 2015 8:30:00 AM

For many people there is nothing more beautiful than watching Mother Nature in action. Witnessing the raw power of 30 foot waves crashing against the beach or taking a boat down a winding river while it cuts its way through a valley can be amazing experience. Unfortunately, sometimes that raw power manifests itself as a natural disaster. The following is an overview of 4 types of natural disasters and the specific injuries that are common for a hospital to encounter.

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Topics: Hospital disaster preparation

Is Your Hospital Prepared For A Disaster?

Posted by Sam W. Say

Apr 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Today’s hospitals must be ready for everything. Whether it means complying with the 250 yard rule or dealing with a regional or national disaster, hospitals must be prepared. Unfortunately, disaster can take many forms: earthquakes, floods, disease, terrorist action are just a few. Since there is no such thing as a “normal disaster,” the hospital must be prepared to handle anything the world throws at them. In this article, we will discuss 4 obstacles that a hospital can be faced with when a disaster strikes:

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Topics: Hospital disaster preparation