|Health Services Organization in the Event of Disaster (PAHO)|
|Chapter 6: Implementing the plan in hospitals|
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.