Response to the Emergency in Hospital Facilities
Authors: Miguel Corticeiro Neves, Paulo Gaspar
Abstract: Typically, organizations have some difficulty in implementing emergency response procedures, as these require the appropriate preparation, namely training and evacuation drills. In this context, it is important to plan properly all possible responses to emergency situations, to ensure that there is no need to act reactively. However, there is also necessity of training to specific procedures, diverse and achievable, with the aim of enable the effective and efficient response to situations that require a reactive response, i.e. after the emergency situation becomes real.The case in study concerns to hospital facilities with several services (surgery, psychiatry, among others), surgery rooms, medical appointments, intermediate and intensive care day hospital and hospital admissions. The whole structure is made with horizontal and vertical partitioning against fire.It is very important to perform periodic drills to ensure that the procedures are assimilated and very well known, making their future actions natural. The evacuation drills legally required will then test the quality of the response and demonstrate if the practice was enough and if the objectives were achieved. As more hospital personnel receive training, the simulacrum response will be better and consequently the reaction on emergency situations will improve too.
Keywords: Hospital Fire Emergency, Drill, Simulacrum, Internal Safety Plan, Auto Protection Measures
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