Category: Disaster & Emergency Management

 
hospital disaster planning evacuation management

Planning and Preparing for a Hospital Evacuation

By Augustus Douw August 19, 2017 Deciding whether or not and when to evacuate a hospital during an emergency situation can be a daunting one, as can the decision of when it is safe to return after the event.  Also, evacuating a hospital is a complex job with so manyRead More

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Disaster Risk Management: Corporate Preparedness and Crisis Management

By Augustus Douw August 19, 2017 #medequip.kenya The impact of an earthquake, hurricane, building fire, tsunami, or other disaster can be devastating to an area, its economy, and its people. Damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure — on top of the damage to lives — can linger for months orRead More

Mass casualty disaster preparedness

Disaster Risk Management: Mass Casualty Management Preparedness

Disasters from natural, technological, military and societal hazards lead to large numbers of fatal and non-fatal casualties. The preparedness of a responsive healthcare facility for disasters begins to immediately determine the weight of the ensuing statistics, outcomes and ultimate impact of the disasters on the individual, the health worker andRead More

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Disaster Risk Management for Healthcare Facilities

By MedEquip. Updated August 18, 2017 The 2008-2009 focus of the biennial World Disaster Reduction Campaign was on “Hospitals Safe from Disasters: Reduce Risk, Protect Health facilities, Save Lives”. In that global effort, WHO established partnership with the secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and theRead More

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