Emergency Management Tip: Analyze vulnerabilities

Emergency Management Alert, January 5, 2010

As one step to developing your hazard vulnerability analysis, make sure you analyze the vulnerability to each hazard. Analyze each hazard separately to determine the likelihood of it affecting your hospital in terms of susceptibility, impact, and consequence to the organization. Impact can be determined in terms of:

  • Human impact (patient or staff injury, work force availability)
  • Property impact (damage to faculty, flooding equipment damage, debris)
  • Operational impact (disruption of services, utility failures)

For more tips, check out HCPro's book, The Emergency Management Coordinator's Handbook for Hospitals.


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