Emergency Management Plan
This organization maintains the precept of being prepared to
deliver services to patients, in the event of a disaster
situation that may impact patient care but only until 'care'
can safely be curtailed. Since this organization's services
are not lifesaving there will be, in the view of ultimate
patient and employee safety, specific times when the leader
and others will concur in halting services.
The goal of this plan is to establish processes and systems
that allow for the implementation of procedures; responding
to a variety of emergency situations or disasters that allow
for the safety of patients, staff, and others.
The following are objectives of the facility:
-orientation and ongoing education of staff in the
ability to respond to various emergency situations
-assurance of capability of the staff to notify proper
authorities outside the organization of an emergency by
dialing appropriate authorities
-Providing an emergency communication system during
disasters and emergencies
-Providing identified alternative sources or plans for
essential utilities and equipment.
-Able to safely evacuate the total or partial facility.
-Managing patients, staff and others safely during
disasters or emergencies, including but not limited to
control of patient information, transfer and discharge
of patients, re-scheduling of hours, complete
discontinuation of services, providing haven during
disasters, and other situations that may arise
-Review and evaluate the scope, objective, and
effectiveness of emergency policies as needed, but no
less than annually.
This organization has both critical processes; essential
functions that must be maintained during an emergency event
and non-critical processes; which are not essential to the
functioning of the organization during an emergency event.
Since the organization is Office Based Surgery the organization may choose to cease providing
services based on any emergency event that could jeopardize
patients, staff or others. To assist in completing the
continuity of the overall emergency management plan, this
organization maintains a disruptive action/mitigation plan;
based on analysis of critical processes and the
organization's hazard vulnerability. This plan is posted in
pertinent locations and is reviewed and updated as
information becomes available.
-Emergency Management is the responsibility of the
Safety Committee and the Medical Director.
All patients would be transferred to the Hospital under the
admitting privileges of the Medical Director.
All employees receive orientation and in-service on several
emergency and disaster situations etc, including job/roll
The organization maintains a posted sheet throughout the
facility with instructions for individual emergency
Further in-depth policies are located in this Volume, Volume
7 in the Disaster Preparedness section.
Approved By Governing Board