Quality & Patient Safety

Should we move ICU patients into interior hallways ­during a tornado warning?

Patient Safety Monitor, September 1, 2011

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Q During a tornado watch or warning, should we move ICU patients to an interior hallway? If so, what additional resources are required (e.g., staff, portable equipment, emergency power outlets)? If we are not able to move these patients, what steps should we take?

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