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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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Open this folder and view contentsHuman resources
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

Termination of the disaster plan

1) Only one of the authorized persons may announce that the plan for the disaster situation is no longer in effect. The communications department is responsible for disseminating this announcement.

2) When the operator has been notified that the disaster plan is no longer in effect, the following measures will be taken:

a) The operator will communicate with all units or departments included in the disaster notification list to inform them that the disaster situation plan is no longer in effect.

b) A representative of the communications department will complete the disaster area report form and send it to the chairman of the disaster committee.

Members of the Chilean Emergency Medical Team evaluate their plan and inspect emergency supplies at regular intervals. (Photo: Julio Vizcarra Brenner/PAHO)