Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Disaster Planning

As the year comes to a close, someone decided that the hospital did not do enough disaster drills.  Problem fixed in one day.

The first announcement in the morning was to disregard all alarms and announcements.

The rest of the day was punctuated by announcements of doom and gloom.  This greatly confused patients and several staff members who did not understand that these were Mock Mock Codes.

The calamities that struck in one day included:

  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Blizzard
  • Hurricane
  • Hostage Situation
  • Bomb scare
  • Missing Child
  • Earthquake
  • Heat wave

Patients kept looking outside for the snow that was not falling or the hurricane that was not swaying the trees.  Visitors were confused, then scared, then really confused when nobody gave any attention to the emergency just announced overhead.

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