Comprehensive Utility Failure Plans
Dudley, K. and Flannery, J. (2019). Comprehensive Utility Failure Plans.
The authors emphasize the importance of relationships and communication between emergency management and facilities staff at a healthcare organization during a utility failure. The article lists important questions to consider and key components when creating a utility failure plan (e.g., purpose, authority, parameters, procedures, and emergency clinical interventions). (Note that the authors also list several outdated Joint Commission elements of performance; readers are encouraged to access updated standards to ensure compliance.)