Emergency Preparedness Internal and External Disaster Response Massive car accident. Chemical and Biological warfare. Internal disaster requiring evacuation. Examples of incidents generating an emergency response:
Emergency preparedness activities are designed to protect life, property and equipment when an event may interfere with normal operations of the Hospital. T wo Emergency Preparedness Disaster Drills are conducted annually for each hospital with at least one being an external disaster drill.
An emergency is a natural or manmade event that suddenly or significantly: disrupts the environment of care such as damage to the building or grounds due to severe windstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes. disrupts care and treatment - from loss of utilities (power, water, telephones) due to floods or civil disturbances, accidents, or emergencies within the hospital or in the community or;
changes or increases demands on the hospital’s services due to bio-terrorist attack, building collapse, or an airplane crash, etc.
YOUR ROLE IS IMPORTANT To report an emergency - Call 3333 & tell the operator which hospital building and floor Review the Emergency Preparedness Manual/Policy to see how you are expected to respond in an emergency. In the event of a disaster where more staff is needed, the Disaster Recall Roster will be activated.
Make sure that your telephone number on the department’s Disaster Recall Roster is kept up-to-date.
Types of Pages Code Yellow Drill -a practice drill is being activated. Code Yellow Standby - the Hospital has been notified of a potential emergency. Code Yellow - the Hospital’s emergency plan is activated.
All Clear - the emergency condition is terminated.
2009 REMINDERS: CODE SILVER : risk of violence to patients, staff and visitors. When announced, stay away from the area! Think code silver = gun/weapon **Do not confuse this with code rush, which is the risk of violence by a patient. ** CODE ORANGE : hazmat spill. May be used in conjunction with code yellow for decontamination purposes.
CODE RED : the protocol is “RACE”!
EMERGENCY CODES CODE RED - FIRE CODE BROWN BOMB THREAT CODE YELLOW INTERNAL DISASTER CODE YELLOW EXTERNAL DISASTER CODE BLACK TORNADO CODE RED DRILL FIRE DRILL CODE GRAY SEVERE WEATHER CODE PINK INFANT ABDUCTION CODE BLUE CARDIAC/RESPIRATORY ARREST HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL CODE RUSH PATIENT DISTURBANCE EMERGENCY CODES Code Silver VIOLENCE