Medical Responses

Category 5 hurricane Scenario part 2

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• Alert the following facilities that they may be called upon to house and shelter casualties... (pre selected and identified on county resource - annex list taken from their EOP's )

 

- Minimum security jails and detention centers

- Outpatient surgical centers

- Urgent care centers

- Large Inland hotels (with backup power systems to maintain operations )

 

• Activate the above facilities Using a modified COOP plan for records and tracking of patients

 

• Alert Red Cross to deploy to the above facilities for mass feeding and to assist with intake tracking

 

• At this point, the dead will be addressed by DMORT teams, local authorities and the hospitals using tracking and refrigerated storage. Funeral directors and their staff may be asked to assist. Other than to control the spread of disease, for 72 hours, their static situation will not change, and processing should be secondary.

 

• Advise that all first responders and medical personel be provided with rations from secure sources brought in from outside the effected area till source of the outbreak is found and rectified

 

• Mandate all state licensed medical professionals Not already scheduled in hospitals to report to pre-assigned locations from above list (determined by geographic proximity) as well as for coverage for existing long term care facilities. Bring in any personal supplies such as food and bedding for those responding into the area.

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