Health Articles tagged ‘in case of emergency’

Are you prepared to Shelter in Place?

“Warning! Seek shelter!” If you heard this message right now, would you be ready? While some emergencies, like fires or hurricanes, may require you to evacuate, in others emergency officials will ask that residents stay put — or shelter in place — to keep safe. According to the Centers for Disease...
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New Tools Help Emergency Planners Select Alternate Care Facilities and Transfer Patients During Disasters

Two interactive computer tools released today by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will help emergency planners and responders select and run alternate care facilities during disaster situations. In such instances, hospitals experiencing a surge in seriously ill patients requiring...
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