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Disaster preparedness

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Disaster preparedness

  1. 1. Disaster Preparedness
  2. 2. Yellow Alerto POTENTIAL DISASTERo When paged all Units/Departments fill out and send “Status of Unit Disaster Forms” to the Emergency Control Center then stand by for further instructions.
  3. 3. External Disastero External Disaster - Incident in surrounding community ( e.g. tornado, earthquake, fire, explosion, accidents involving automobile, train, bus, or airplane, etc.) Situations which involve relatively large numbers of less severely ill or injured victims (e.g., food poisoning, localized chemical burns, etc.) or a staggered arrival of large numbers of victims.
  4. 4. Internal Disastero Internal Disaster - Incident within the hospital proper (i.e., fire, tornado, explosion, flood, earthquake, bomb threat) that necessitates the transfer of patients to safe areas of the hospital or complete evacuation of the hospital.
  5. 5. Red Alerto DISASTER CONFIRMEDo Follow Disaster Plano If Yellow Alert has been by- passed, fill out and turn in “Status of Unit Disaster Forms” at this time.
  6. 6. Red Alerto Initiate Disaster Recall Plan upon Red Alerto Activate the extent of lockdown notifying Engineering and the Personnel Poolo Assemble Emergency Control Centero Set-Up Communication Channelso External - Office of Emergency Management, police, fire departmento Internal - triage, personnel pool, nursing stations, maintenance
  7. 7. Red Alerto The communications, internal and external, are vital during emergency/disaster conditions. Communication needs include: • Associate Disaster Recall • Communications with other hospitals, emergency services, and ambulances • Internal Communications • Incoming Contacts and Inquiries
  8. 8. Red Alerto ALL DEPARTMENTS MUST COMPLETE AND TURN IN A “STATUS OF UNIT DISASTER FORM”o Refer to Disaster Plan for department specific responsibilities
  9. 9. Red Alerto The front entrance of the North Campus is the only hospital entry used by persons other than disaster victims in time of disaster.o All other entrances are secured by security officers assigned from the personnel pool.o The personnel pool is located in the hospital cafeteria and allocates manpower needed in time of disaster.
  10. 10. On-Duty Personnelo Remain at duty station unless directed to report to personnel pool.o Associates leaving the hospital for any reason must check out with the Personnel Pool Coordinator.
  11. 11. Off-Duty Personnelo Do not clock in.o Report immediately to personnel pool in cafeteria to sign in and for assignmento Associates leaving the hospital for any reason must sign out with the Personnel Pool Coordinatoro The Personnel Pool Coordinator will make priority assignments after contacting the Emergency Control Center (ECC) as to the extent of lockdown
  12. 12. Red Alerto Each patient that is seen in the ED during a disaster is given a disaster tag.o The triage nurse categorizes the patient according to triage protocol.
  13. 13. Red Alerto The color indicated at the bottom of the tag indicates the appropriate triage category.o Disaster tags are color coded as follows: • Black – Deceased • Red – Immediate • Yellow – Delayed • Green – Hold
  14. 14. Red Alerto When the patient arrives to the ED, a representative from Medical Records stays with that patient and collects data for the disaster tag.o The disaster tag is part of the permanent medical record.o The dispatch section is used for patient tracking.
  15. 15. Dispatch Sectiono Indicate the initial ED location and the time to that location as follows: ED5/1610.o Patients triaged to other areas of the hospital are indicated as follows: OPCC/1610.

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