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MEDICAL EMERGENCY FIRE EVACUATION DISASTER RESPONSE ELEVATOR MALFUNCTION LOSS OF UTILITES HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL MINOR RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL SPILL MAJOR RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL SPILL INFANT/CHILD ABDUCTION BOMB THREAT SEVERE WEATHER: HIGH WINDS/TORNADO SEVERE WEATHER: SNOW AND ICE WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PERSONAL SAFETY THEFT MISSING ITEMS BLOOD/BODY FLUID SPILL BLOOD BODY FLUID EXPOSURE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE EXPOSURE OCCUPATIONAL INJURY OR ILLNESS Placeholder image
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INITIAL RESPONSE

When an emergency (disaster) event affects the hospital then:

  • Complete your tasks
  • Return to your primary work location
  • Report to your immediate manager for further instruction.
  • Wait for your immediate manager to provide direction as information becomes available.
  • Return to normal operations upon an “All Clear” announcement from your immediate manager

 

SECONDARY RESPONSE

& FOLLOW UP

  • Do not make any unnecessary internal calls or unnecessary outside calls.
  • Do not discuss the situation with outside sources. Instead, refer any inquires about the disaster to Public Affairs.
  • Reassure patients, families, visitor, and staff that plans are in place to keep them safe.
  • Stairs are to be used whenever possible to reach your destination rather than elevators.
  • Remain at home, if off duty, unless you are called by your department.
  • If called to the hospital, show your employee ID badge for entrance into the hospital.
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