Alaska hospital takes part in 3-day disaster drill

South Peninsula Hospital to simulate a mass casualty, mass fatality, partial evacuation and the creation of an alternate care site

The South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, will simulate a mass casualty, mass fatality, partial evacuation and the creation of an alternate care site, according to an article on the Homer Tribune website.

In a drill that will last from March 19-21, a scenario involving a mudslide and a damaged healthcare facility will put Homer’s disaster preparedness to the test, the article said.

The fictitious disaster will impact the hospital by creating a high number of patients while the facility becomes increasingly compromised, bringing the emergency management plan, evacuation plan, and employee and community readiness to the spotlight.

The training not only tests the hospital on how to take care of community members in crisis; how well employees are taken care of is also a part of the drill.

Read the article.


March 13, 2015

Topic Area: Safety

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