Emergency Preparedness and Utility Infrastructure in Healthcare

Ferris, J. and Johnson, A. (2021). Emergency Preparedness and Utility Infrastructure in Healthcare. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.
The authors discuss how healthcare facilities can prepare their utility systems for any hazard. They recommend being aware of possible disasters in the facility’s geographic area and modernizing equipment such as the building automation system (which maintains temperature, pressurization, and humidity). They also recommend using emerging technology to ensure there is back up power, and testing equipment such as generators before they are needed in an emergency.
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