|Health Services Organization in the Event of Disaster (PAHO-OPS, 1983, 118 p.)|
|Chapter 6: Implementing the plan in hospitals|
The head of the corps will prepare a list of available personnel and of the shifts that they can serve in each of the hospital's units.
The director of the corps will be responsible for the work of her staff, who, in addition to their regular duties, will work in close cooperation with the personnel section and with the biostatistics, social work, and public relations units.
The special duties of the women's volunteer corps are as follows:
1) Transportation of patients within the hospital, in close collaboration with the nursing staff.
2) Transportation of patients outside the hospital, accompanying the sick in ambulances when necessary, or in private vehicles if the patients' circumstances permit.
In addition, they will assist in public information, telephone contacts, dietetics, secretarial work, storerooms, the clinical laboratory, and the sterilization unit. They will also assist in the files and in solving wardrobe problems.
The director of the volunteer corps, receiving instructions from the hospital director, will be responsible for establishing uniform criteria on recreational activities for adult and minor patients.