AB030. Creating a workplan for emergency evacuation of a pediatric healthcare facility
Abstract

AB030. Creating a workplan for emergency evacuation of a pediatric healthcare facility

Joelle N. Simpson

Safety &Emergency Management, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

Correspondence to: Joelle N. Simpson, MD, MPH. Safety &Emergency Management, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA. Email: jnsimpso@childrensnational.org.

Abstract: Health care facilities should have solid evacuation and shelter-in-place plans for patients and staff. Whether planned or unplanned, emergent or urgent, evacuation of a pediatric healthcare facility can have profound ramifications on patient safety and the continuity of operations for an institution. This presentation will discuss some considerations for creating a workplan for emergency evacuation of a pediatric healthcare facility accounting for general and critical care patients including the neonatal unit.

Keywords: Pediatric healthcare; emergency evacuation


doi: 10.21037/pm.2020.AB030
Cite this abstract as: Simpson JN. Creating a workplan for emergency evacuation of a pediatric healthcare facility. Pediatr Med 2020;3:AB030.