In the event of another healthcare facility evacuating or a sudden community need from a mass casualty, your facility may need to take in patients at an unusual rate. In one recent situation, a healthcare facility with 126 licensed beds surged to 191 patients and a hospital with 300 beds received more than 1,000 patients.
We are pioneers in improving surge capacity responsiveness through the use of detailed, unit-specific analysis and data collection. We also provide effective staff training for all levels that gets everyone on the same page. The surge strategies developed by RPA address scenarios such as:
- Internal surge (horizontal and/or vertical movement within the hospital due to fire or other disaster event).
- Healthcare facility evacuation(s) (receiving patients from another facility).
- Managing a mass casualty incident (MCI).
- Increased need to surge due to epidemic, such as severe flu or pandemic.