‘Playbook’ preps Rhode Island healthcare facilities for power outages

August 19, 2019

A booklet is available to clarify policies and procedures for Rhode Island healthcare facilities dealing with a power outage, according to an article on the WPRI website.

“Protecting Patients When Disaster Strikes,” called the "playbook" for medical facilities by the Rhode Island Emergency Management Association and the Rhode Island Department of Health, doesn’t have new information, but for the first time , the before-during-after of a power outage is compiled in an easy-to-understand booklet.

A national group, Powered for Patients, collaborated on the book with several state agencies, breaking down a potential extended power outage into four phases — of how it’ll progress, and what to do.

Every person in the chain gets instructions in the book, from a facility manager up to the governor.

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