RPA offers Full Building Evacuation Plan design for hospitals and long-term care facilities. Past disaster events in the U.S., such as Hurricane Sandy, wildfires in the west, and tornados in the midwest underscore the critical need for healthcare facilities to have a Full Building Evacuation Plan in place.
Our services include assessing your current plan, designing facility-wide and unit-specific procedures for partial or full evacuation, training of key leadership and department heads on the activation of the plan, and running exercises to test the plans effectiveness.
Successful staff training is essential to an effective plan. Following the design of the FBE, RPA provides customized training in the procedures, holding/staging area set-up, and in techniques for vertical and horizontal evacuation.
A disaster exercise will focus on communications within the building, patient preparation, vertical movement and patient tracking. These exercises can be Tabletop, Functional or Full Scale, based on the needs of the organization.
The objective of the transportation evacuation survey is to establish a process for rapid assessment of transportation needs in a full or partial healthcare facility evacuation. The assessment determines the required mode of transport (e.g., Critical Care, ALS, BLS) and additional assistance required to safely move patients, based on the unique needs of each patient.
The transportation survey is often conducted in conjunction with a surge capacity assessment or full building evacuation design. The process helps the organization recognize true transportation needs, including the utilization of unique assets to address bariatric transportation needs, Neonatal Intensive Care Transports, Pediatric Intensive Care Transports, Secured Dementia or Memory Care needs (nursing homes/assisted living), etc.