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Eemergency evacuation plans and students with disabilities by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:01pm With the new school year freshly underway, all colleges and universities need to have plans in place for safe evacuation of students with disabilities. This includes dorms and residence halls. Many schools made sure to draw up these types of plans when the Sept. 11 tragedy highlighted the difficult task that people with disabilities can have wh ... Read on »
Fire/Disaster Evacuation and Protection Plan: How Soon To Decide To Get Out Of The Line Of Fire by Kim Wolinski, MSW "Dr. DeClutter" Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 14 Jun 2013 6:43pm ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A FIRE? My workshop, and ebook, on organizing is titled BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN!… for a very good reason. Few people are prepared for anything devastating to happen to them or their homes and belongings. Most people think, “I’ll get to it later.” And, “later” never comes. That includes organizing and prepa ... Read on »
Proposed Maldives Evacuation Alarming to All Island Nations by Corbett K. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 28 Nov 2008 10:13am Mohamed Nasheed is the new president of the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives. He has taken office at the tail end of an opportunity to plan for an inevitable national emergency. Rising seas fueled by global warming are poised to render his tropical paradise uninhabitable and ultimately erase it from our maps. This is no ... Read on »
Northwest Hospital Leaders Complete Hospital Evacuation Drill by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 12:00am by Holly Hosler The best way to handle an emergency is to be prepared, which is why some leaders at Northwest Hospital spent Monday morning taking the DQE® Hospital Evacuation Course. Training on how to be prepared for a hospital evacuation is still a relatively new concept, and Northwest was one of the first hospitals in ... Read on »
Northwest Hospital Leaders Complete Hospital Evacuation Drill by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 5:00am by Holly Hosler The best way to handle an emergency is to be prepared, which is why some leaders at Northwest Hospital spent Monday morning taking the DQE® Hospital Evacuation Course. Training on how to be prepared for a hospital evacuation is still a relatively new concept, and Northwest was one of the first hospitals in ... Read on »
Need to Evacuate Your Elder? Caregiving Tips During a Natural Disaster by Carol O'Dell Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Aug 2011 3:16pm Irene is bearing up the East Coast. Hurricanes are big, swirling monsters, but they do give us time to evacuate. Caregivers might have to evacuate an elder and that comes with quick and last second decisions. This blog focuses on the few (critical) hours before and after evacuation and hopefully offer some out of the box ideas to help get ... Read on »
Be Red Cross Ready - Hurricane Safety Checklist by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sat 27 Aug 2011 10:13pm Hurricanes are strong storms that cause life- and propertythreatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Hurricane WatchHurricane conditions are a threat within 36 hours. Review your hurricane plans, keep inf ... Read on »
Evacuation by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 06 May 2009 12:27pm Once again we have fire in Santa Barbara in the mountains above our community.  I can see the fire from my office and will keep a close eye on it today.  We are just outside of the evacuation warning area and no hospitals are involved.  However, this is probably a good time to share a few things from my current work on the topic of hospital evacu ... Read on »
In Hurricane’s Wake, Decisions Not to Evacuate Hospitals Raise Questions by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sun 04 Nov 2012 4:42pm Guest Post by Sheri Fink, ProPublica At 9:30 p.m. Monday, Eugene Tangney burst into a meeting of doctors at the command center for Long Island’s North Shore-LIJ hospital system. Ceiling tiles creaked in the wind and television screens showed images of Hurricane Sandy slamming into New York City. “NYU called,” Tangney said. “They want to ... Read on »
Hospital Evacuation: It can happen! by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 12:00am For the last couple of years, I've been planning for hospital evacuations -- something that is really difficult to think will really happen.  However, it can and does, so it is better to be prepared. The current issue of the NFPA Journal includes the story of one hospital and some lessons learned and it is titled Unthinkable.   ... Read on »