Safety

Turning the everyday into a lesson

Hospital Safety Insider, March 5, 2015

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If you’re in charge of emergency management at your facility, you’ve probably done a drill or two. For one, it’s required by The Joint Commission twice a year to remain in compliance with its standards. And it’s a really good way to practice your skills and plans you work so hard to develop.

Chances are, you’ve also grown bored with the same old, same old routine: you can only sit around a tabletop exercise or fire drill so many times before your staff start rolling their eyes at the thought of yet another exercise.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Some experts who have been in the safety field for many years have learned to take the emergency drill in stride, and even have a little fun with it. They know that an everyday situation can be turned into a fun way to practice emergency plans, and for the most part, the creativity and enthusiasm that they show have made them some of the most well-known security experts in the field. We'd like to introduce you to some of them.

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