Hospital Disaster Preparedness in 2016: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 20, 2016 4:30:00 AM

There is no doubt that we have witnessed many tragic events over the last 12 months. From the recent events in San Bernardino, to the shooting at the Charleston Church, to the attack at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, the devastation caused by mass shootings is apparent. The November attacks in Paris also reminded us that such tragedies occur globally.

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Does Your Hospital Need a Separate Plan for Every Internal Disaster?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 1, 2015 4:30:00 AM

 

An internal disaster can occur in many forms, from a fire in the hospital’s kitchen to a hazardous chemical spill to a bomb threat. With the multitude of potential threats, planning to keep your hospital functioning during these times can be quite a challenge.

 

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7 Ways Your Hospital Can Prepare for External Disasters

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 25, 2015 4:30:00 AM

 

A large fire in the community, a train derailment, a tornado that destroys several homes in town, a bioterrorism attack- these are all examples of external disasters that can bring a sudden influx of patients to your hospital.  Is your hospital ready?

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Hospital Power Loss and Its Impact on Medical Vacuum Failure

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

As we have witnessed through recent natural disasters, hospitals are not immune to power loss. Even a brief disruption in power can affect many critical systems within the hospital. Medical vacuum is one example.

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Finding the Gaps in Your Hospital's Disaster Preparedness Plan

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

As you know, disasters can come in all shapes and sizes, from a power failure that affects only your facility to an earthquake that sends hundreds of casualties to your Emergency Department. 

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Topics: Hospital disaster preparation