Hospital Decontamination and Infrastructure Protections during Disasters

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HOSPITAL DECONTAMINATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTIONS DURING DISASTER 5

HospitalDecontamination and Infrastructure Protections during Disasters

HospitalDecontamination and Infrastructure Protections during Disasters

Disaster management is of great challengenot only in Japan or United States of America but the entire world.Some of the considered gravies disastersinclude but not limited to earthquakes, for instance,Japan Earthquakes together with nuclear catastrophes.In most cases, some of these disasterschallenge the prowess of hospitals in the country in decontaminatingthe victims hence leading to untold human suffering along with death.As a result, every county in United satesis obliged to ensure that efficient measures are put in place tocounter any form of disaster that may arise in a bid to interferewith the tranquility of its citizens. This paper will

therefore delve deep in unraveling measures my home county Wayne hasput into place to deal with disasters that may seem too dangerous topeople and rendering hospitals incapable of taking care of thevictims along with discussing barriers to quality healthcare and potential solutions towards protection of staff,visitors, and employees.

A disaster such us earthquake can occuranytime when people are unaware. It is worth noting that, emergencypreparedness by any county is essential in a bid to safeguardworkforce that is indispensablefor the economic development of a country.In a nutshell, prior preparation preventspoor performance during decontamination of the victims hence savinglives. In Michigan, people are encouraged to put into considerationthe following safety measures to remainsafe in case a disaster takes place: First, finding out what couldhappen people are invited to stayalerted and curious of new development.Second, citizens should create an emergency plan for instance,family members should know contact addresses of their relatives.Third, parents are alwaysencouraged to have a kit or their safety: the gears mayinclude backpack for carrying necessarypersonal effects in case the disaster forces you to move. Lastly, ispracticing and maintaining family plan: for instance,people should be trained first aid knowledge inthe event of any accident as well asconducting several drills will go a long way in disaster preparedness(Michigan State Police Emergency Management &ampHomeland Security Division, 2015).

Factors that contribute to difficulties when accessing quality healthcare are those issues that constrain people from making use of aservice especially when it is needed the most. Thereare two broad groups of obstacles that affect people seeking medicalservices: process barriers together with structural,environmental factors. According to Elina (2012), structuralenvironment issues are the impediments to health care reading thetype, number, location, concentration, as well as the organizationalconfiguration of nurses or doctors. These factors include but notlimited to geography, accessibility, the placeof nurses offices and technology used by health care officials. Onthe other hand, process barriers are factors that affect servicedelivery. They include bad attitude, lack of knowledge, as well asthe lack of efficient timelines by thehealth officials (Elina, 2012).

Patients’ safety is essential in therunning of hospitals. It is a matter thatneeds due consideration. There are two main ways of protectingvisitors, patients, and staff in thehospital. According to Nibberlink (2015), the above parties can getprotection through using technologies like radio frequencyidentification (RFID) along with real- time allocation system (RTLS).These techniques are ideal forenhancing peace of mind for patients in hospitals, visitors, andstaff by enhancing enabling environment for them. With theview of the above healthcare professional are always on toes to comeup with new ways of creating a favorableenvironment for their patients (Nibberlink,2015).

In conclusion, my home county is well prepared for disasters.However, a lot needs to be done toincrease efficiency when handling victims of disasters. Also,several factors limit people from accessingmedical securities. For instance location of doctors’ office amongothers. Lastly, hospitals should adopt the use of RFID and RTLS tosecure visitors, staff, and patients.

References

ELINA, A. (2012, March). Barriers . BarriersTo Accessing Health Care For The Physically,p. 6.

Michigan State Police Emergency Management &ampHomeland Security Division. (2015).A&nbspMessage&nbspfrom&nbspthe&nbspMichigan&nbspState&nbspPolice,Emergency&nbspManagement&nbsp&amp&nbspHomeland&nbspSecurity&nbspDivision.Family Preparedness Guide,pp. 1-5.

Nibberlink, S. (2015). Improving Patient Safetyand Hospital Efficiency. Integrated,Intelligence RFID, and RTLS Solution,pp. 1-2.