ABSTRACT

Healthcare Facilities and Power Outages: Guidance for State, Local, Tribal, Territorial, and Private Sector Partners   [open pdf - 869KB]

From the Introduction: "This document provides guidance and resources on improving healthcare facility resilience to power outages. Resilience is the backbone of emergency management. The Nation's ability to weather storms and disasters without experiencing loss significantly reduces our risk. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) developed this guide in collaboration with, and support from, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and other partners to meet, in part, the requirements of Section 1208 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act. This document informs state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, first responders, utility companies, and healthcare facilities on: [1] Healthcare facility preparedness standards and challenges; [2] Ways to integrate emergency preparedness efforts throughout the whole community; and [3] Methods for prioritizing assistance to hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities during power outages."

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Date:
2019-08
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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