Hospital Emergency & Municipal Emergency Management Questions Response

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Post One:
Healthcare is becoming an essential aspect of emergency preparedness and its response efficiency. It is obvious that emergency preparedness in the healthcare framework can no longer be neglected. It is a vital element of emergency response as resources are where they need to be in the situation of an emergency. The culture helps in distributing the obligations and the responsibility between the different players. It also secures the resources to be used in different places. However, healthcare organizations should consider integrating some ways to enhance the efficiency of emergency preparedness response level and for example, involving the community. Involving the community in the disaster preparedness such as; stakeholders will maintain its effective contribution for better response in case of disaster. Also, continuous training for employees in the healthcare organization for disaster preparedness is another way; training is a very essential component of any emergency plan. It helps organizations to asses the severity of the threats and put multiple strategies and tactics to face all type of disasters. And constant vulnerability analysis to asses and plan for all kinds of potential emergencies that might disturb the continuity of the healthcare organization. In addition to that, sharing resources and information between different organizations, coordinate communications and have annual exercises would be a great asset in planning and responding effictvliy to all type of hazards.
References :
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Post Two:
Regulatory agencies such as the Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services give priority for communication and coordination in their standards. Accordingly, hospitals ought to enhance communication and utilize in preparedness for emergencies. As emergency preparedness is a general obligation and all staff anticipated to take part in this process. Emergency managers should educate the employees by surrounding hazards and recruit them in all emergency phases. For instance, hospitals might arrange meetings for departments chiefs to discuss and explain diverse roles during the staff should conduct in response to a particular emergency. After that, conducting drills and evaluate the competencies.
Another example that most hospitals utilize is posters and billboards as well as screens in waiting rooms, yet still can be utilized in a better way to show targeting public messages and integral strategies to raise awareness. Emergency managers also have to attend a local emergency committee and take part in local drills and familiarize themselves with any new local hazards. Sometimes civilization can bring up industrial revolution which can provoke serious dangers. Therefore, hospitals are required to revise their plan and review local hazards periodically. Speaking out on these issues and sharing knowledge with other members of the committee will help in greater awareness which in turn lead to further comprehensive mandates. Doing so will bring about an up-to-date emergency plan that can handle all hazards. Finally, it is imperative for hospitals to establish a coalition to share experiences and efforts as well as boosting workforce competitiveness.
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Post Three:
Where do you see hospital emergency management being in 10 years?
A decade is not necessarily a long period to make significant changes in the Hospital Emergency Management discipline. However, only God knows what factors would make an evolutionary alteration in the future. It might be the Artificial Design, with more robots involved in the healthcare system, that would bring the attention more to cybersecurity as a first line to prevent a potential health disaster. The antibiotic resistance is another challenge to the disaster medicine field, and it is becoming worse as the days go on, which may suggest more preparedness plans will be relevant to pathogens more than any other potential hazards. Consequently, the role of the Emergency Manager in the hospital will probably be more than his role nowadays, and his responsibilities may be more complicated than now. As a guess, there will be an Emergency Manager in almost any health care organization in the future.
Will healthcare emergency management be folded into municipal emergency management or into another hospital responsibility? If so, why?
I predict that healthcare emergency management will be another hospital responsibility. Healthcare-related professions became more specialized nowadays compared to the past, and the position of Emergency Manager is not an exception. The responsibilities of an emergency manager had refined the meaning of the ‘Safety ‘ when the principle was disputed by the Facility Safety, Patient Safety, and Quality professionals, giving an integration of the entire process of emergency preparedness.
Besides, merging the healthcare emergency management into municipal will slow the process of hospital response due to the bureaucracy of the municipal, and because the process of assessing hospital risks is a continuous process and require close, and internal inspection and supervision in daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
Post Four:
Where do you see hospital emergency management being in 10 years?
Providing advanced health care management during disasters is one of the highest priorities for the governments to protect their population and to guarantee better health situation. As a result of that, Health care emergency management will continue to grow because of advanced technology, research, and treatment in today life. Providing high-level of health care management during disasters is one of the highest priorities for the governments to protect their population and to guarantee better health situation. For example, after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, the Joint Commission response was in the shape of significant changes to their preparedness standards such as increasing preparedness efforts to encompass the disaster cycle which are mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Moreover, federal government support was raised to be more than $1 billion for more than 3,000 local public health systems. Those supports did not only prepared healthcare emergency response systems against human-made disasters, but it also made the emergency management more able to respond when disasters strike and enhanced the surveillance and the inner system connections between public health, clinical medicine, and the other healthcare emergency response systems. Health care organizations now want to be proactive rather than reactive, so they have plans and resources set aside for these eventualities.
Will healthcare emergency management be folded into municipal emergency management or into another hospital responsibility? If so, why?
In my opinion, I think yes. There are many issues that could be solved when healthcare emergency management be folded into municipal emergency management or another hospital responsibility. For example, many hospitals are not well-prepared because they are suffering from the lack of unity of command in hospitals, high-cost implementation for preparation, lack of competitive atmosphere for progress and excellence and planning among hospitals, absence of a common management language, constant change in regulations, and low compatibility and lack of communication/coordination between hospitals in the different regions. Moreover, during the response to a disaster, there are too many decision maker authorities, lack of authorities’ support, lack of qualified managers in different levels, and poor communication and coordination in crisis team.
On the other hand, the finances play a significant role in the development of healthcare emergency management field even though the funding efforts typically do not include the actual planning process, but they focus primarily on resourcing and hospital infrastructure. The preparedness cost of the disaster cycle which are mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery will be decreased when healthcare emergency management become folded into municipal emergency management or another hospital responsibility. The lower cost of preparations will enhance healthcare emergency management since the financial management of health care organizations could boost or decrease the preparedness efforts against disasters.
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