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Disaster plans in hospitals and health care centers

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Emergencies and disasters can happen at any moment – and, they usually occur without warning. When an emergency strikes, the safety of patients and staff will depend on the existing preparedness of Departments and their staff.
Hospital and Department Disaster Response Plans are developed and written to provide fundamental support and direction to all concerned staff.
These plans are an essential building block of the Hospital’s response to a crisis.
They are part of every Department’s basic health and safety responsibilities; as well as operational continuity and planning

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Disaster plans in hospitals and health care centers

  1. 1. DISASTER PLANS IN HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CARE CENTERS Overview on Internal External Disaster Planning in Hospitals
  2. 2. Disasters  Emergencies and disasters can happen at any moment – and, they usually occur without warning. When an emergency strikes, the safety of patients and staff will depend on the existing preparedness of Departments and their staff.  Hospital and Department Disaster Response Plans are developed and written to provide fundamental support and direction to all concerned staff.  These plans are an essential building block of the Hospital’s response to a crisis.  They are part of every Department’s basic health and safety responsibilities; as well as operational continuity and planning
  3. 3. Internal Disaster  Examples:  Fire  Gas leak  Threats  Earthquakes
  4. 4. External Disaster  Example:  War, shelling, clashes,  Massive Fire  Massive Motor Vehicle Accident  Earthquake  Volcano  Tsunami  Asteroids threat
  5. 5. General Preparation  Establish your own plan  Support by policy  Educate staff  Make available at all times  Test drill your plan  Coordinate with local authorities like police, fire department and civil defense
  6. 6. Internal Disaster  Carefully define the following  Activation  Command Center  Cancellation  Patient classification  Staff assembly area for volunteers  Responsible staff roles  Coordinators  Contact numbers  Disaster plan training and dissemination
  7. 7. External Disaster  Carefully define the following  Activation  Cancellation  Command center  Staff Readiness  Equipment readiness  Systems readiness  Supplies and resupplies  Press and media control and management  Patient and relatives management  Security control  Traffic control  Staff announcements and updates  Phone numbers  Feedback from the ground up
  8. 8. Need Help?  We have done this before  Contact us to put our hands together and come up with a successful plan  Samir Sawli, PhD  Health Executive Experts  Hexpert.sharepoint.com  ssawli@yahoo.com

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