Hospital and healthcare organizations must be ready to tackle anything that comes their way. In a disaster, the community often expects them to be open and operational. When the situation is at or escalates to a level that endangers the health and safety of the organization’s staff, evacuation may be necessary. Evacuees’ safety during a disaster depends on mitigation, preparedness, planning, and practice.
This workshop includes a review of your existing evacuation plans and the physical resources available to your organization based on real-world incidents. It walks the learner through horizontal and vertical (up and down stairs) evacuations and helps identify key Incident Management Team positions that need to be activated when a facility evacuates. Participants will receive guidance for an organized and systematic approach to consider when deciding to shelter-in-place or evacuate.
The course covers various aspects of evacuation (OSHA CFR 1910.38) including:
- Pre-disaster Self-Assessment
- Pre-event Evacuation
- Post-event Evacuation
- Sequence of Patient Evacuation
Organizations can experience new situations that may impact them, ranging from severe weather alerts to single unit events and full-scale evacuations.
The needs and demands of the evacuation process, safety for all involved, continuity of operations, and service recovery are things our experienced team can address. We review your existing plans and conduct a drill to evaluate your readiness and resources, utilizing paraslydes with live actors or mannequins.
Vantage Point’s subject matter experts have countless hours of training, practice, and experience in evacuation from single units to multi-level facilities. You can build and test a quality program that will better prepare your facility for the unthinkable.