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close this bookHealth Services Organization in the Event of Disaster (PAHO, 1989, 129 pages)
close this folderChapter 6: Implementing the plan in hospitals
View the documentGeneral objectives of the plan
Open this folder and view contentsActivating the plan
Open this folder and view contentsTriage
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View the documentFamily information center
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View the documentCapacity and general means of attaining the objectives
View the documentIdentification of hospital staff
View the documentTransportation of hospital staff
View the documentArrival of casualties by air
View the documentAmbulance fleet
View the documentPress area
View the documentDirector of the public relations office
View the documentMorgue
View the documentWorkday
View the documentWomen's volunteer corps
View the documentGeneral coordination instructions
View the documentActivities of other divisions, departments, or units
View the documentCoordinator's instructions to all units and departments
View the documentFinal considerations
View the documentTermination of the disaster plan

Coordinator's instructions to all units and departments

1) All normal functions will cease during a disaster situation or drill.

2) The elevators should not be used in the event of a fire or electrical emergency.

3) Department and service heads will be responsible for instructing and preparing their staff for proper performance in a disaster situation or during a drill.

4) In the event that a disaster situation or drill takes place after 5:00 p.m. or during a weekend or holiday, each department and service should have an updated plan for establishing a communications system.