Safety

Emergency management tip: Review your communications

Emergency Management Alert, October 13, 2009

Communication duties for hospital emergency management coordinators involve keeping a large group of people updated about your facility’s plans.

This includes communicating that an emergency has occurred and providing instructions or information to:

  • Staff members and licensed independent practitioners
  • External authorities, both initially and ongoing
  • Patients and their families, particularly if patients need to be relocated to an alternative care site or evacuated out of the area
  • Media and off-duty staff members living within the community
  • Vendors of essential supplies, equipment and services

 

This tip comes from HCPro's book, The Emergency Management Coordinator's Handbook for Hospitals. To learn more, click here.

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