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Emergency and contingency plan of a hospital in the event of disasters and catastrophes
Ekong J Peters, Caroline S Hackerott, Weijia Jia
High-reliability organizations (HROs) including commercial airlines, the NASA Space Shuttle engineering team, US Naval aircraft carrier and nuclear submarine crews, and US nuclear power plants are relatively safe. However, these organizations experience system breakdowns often with catastrophic outcomes. This study focuses on risk information management strategies employed by a nuclear energy power plant located within 10 miles of a population center. The evacuation planning zone (EPZ) includes a hospital, several schools, and a public university...
November 2021: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
S J Morgan, R A Rackham, S Penny, J R Lawson, R J Walsh, S L Ismay
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS) are national blood establishments providing blood components to England and North Wales, and Australia, respectively. In 2012, both services experienced potentially catastrophic challenges to key assets. NHSBT suffered a flood that closed the largest blood-manufacturing centre in Europe, whilst ARCBS experienced the failure of a data centre network switch that rendered the national blood management system inaccessible for 42 h...
February 2015: Vox Sanguinis
Joseph L Nates
OBJECTIVE: To increase awareness of specific risks to healthcare systems during a natural or civil disaster. We describe the catastrophic disruption of essential services and the point-by-point response to the crisis in a major medical center. DESIGN: Case report, review of the literature, and discussion. SETTING: A 28-bed intensive care unit in a level I trauma center in the largest medical center in the world. CASE: In June 2001, tropical storm Allison caused >3 feet of rainfall and catastrophic flooding in Houston, TX...
March 2004: Critical Care Medicine
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