Focus: Disaster Preparedness

Key points in mass-casualty disaster planning

January 5, 2018

Many facilities are not prepared for a mass casualty incident, despite having an emergency preparedness plan, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.

Hospitals may miss three important points when developing emergency preparedness plans, the article said.

• There must be a plan in place for heightened security

• Victims may require a complex surgical plan, so have a strategy for rounding up needed staff

• Ensure that a large blood bank is available

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Safety

Recent Posts
Recent Posts
Focus: Technology

Mobile telehospitals bring care to where it’s needed

Mobile healthcare facility offers options for acute and longterm care


Parkland lighting system improves patient flow

The hospital partnered with Toyota to implement new emergency department processes


Hospital used multifaceted plan can stop C. diff

Stillwater (Oklahoma) Medical Center has not seen a hospital-acquired case of C. diff since October 2017



Probe finds VA knew for years about dangerous conditions at D.C. hospital

Investigators found more than 1,000 boxes of unsecured documents in storage facilities, the basement and a dumpster


NFMT event to include seminar on ASHRAE codes, standards and guidelines

The 2018 National Facilities Management & Technology event offers three full days of education, speakers, networking with peers, and a giant expo hall. All for free.


Post Comment


• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies

All fields are required.