Emergency Plans for a Hospital When systems go out, it is critical that they can be reinstated so that patients as well as staff are not placed in harms way. Such precautions must be in place prior to an adverse event or the negative impact will be much greater.
Electrical Systems Hospitals must have back-up generators in case of a power failure. Never the less the presence of a back up system is of no value unless staff have been trained to identify which outlets will be functional and should be used for life saving equipment such as respirators. The backup system must also be constantly …show more content…
Unfortunately, during some events the facility manger may become disabled or unable to perform their duties. In such an event others must be able to “step up” and perform this function. For hospitals with sister hospitals a sharing of staff may be preferred.
Because of their intimate knowledge of the facility, a FM is in a unique position to have a great impact on how an organization maintains its facility as well as operates under trying conditions. A facility manager must be bold and able to effectively communicate their knowledge in order to insure that risk management plans are comprehensive in their scope. Should a facility manager allow an area to not be fully addressed in a plan, it results in a recipe for disaster which could have life threatening consequences. Preparation and advanced planning are critical. A well constructed risk management plan will not only be financially advantageous but it will guarantee the safety of the hospital staff as well as patients. Leaving an area unaddressed in a plan is equivalent to guaranteeing a worse case scenario for that