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November 15, 2021

Don’t Let Staff Shortages Undermine Your Emergency Preparedness

Hospitals all over the nation are juggling dozens of challenges at once, with inpatient units near capacity and emergency departments often overcrowded. We’re maintaining everyday operations while trying to stay ahead of a novel virus. Then, there are the staffing shortages.

November 01, 2021

3 Lessons COVID-19 Taught Us about Supply Chain Risks

We know what supply chain disruptions mean for health care facilities. Early during 2020, our supply chain headaches complicated our efforts to combat a novel virus, as everyday items like masks, gloves, and gowns became precious resources, and we struggled to source ventilators and other essential medical equipment needed for patient care.

October 15, 2021

What to Expect During an Unpredictable Flu Season

While we’ve always been able to count on our flu strategies, here comes the curveball. COVID-19 has changed the landscape for infectious disease planning, mitigation, and response. Interest in public health is at an all-time high as people seek out information to make health decisions from reliable and not-so-reliable sources. This winter, hospitals could face a potential flu epidemic on top of their COVID-19 caseloads.

September 30, 2021

What We Learned from Tropical Storm Ida

A simple fact that’s true for all emergency managers: how we use our time between emergencies determines our success during the next one.

September 16, 2021

3 Steps to Build Your Emergency Management Team during Tight Labor Market

Emergency Management, just as other professional jobs in the U.S., is experiencing resource and talent shortages. The perceived value of emergency management has never been higher, which may be adding to the potential resource shortage as is the fact that many facilities are looking to build new or augment existing capabilities. 

September 02, 2021

How Would You Evacuate Your Hospital during an Emergency?

We’re always thinking about the worst-case scenarios, whether it’s the generator system that won’t come back online or the wildfire that’s creeping closer to our facility. Part of our job as emergency management professionals is to prepare for situations we hope never come to pass. 

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