Preparing your facility for natural disasters

From hurricanes and tornadoes to wildfires and floods, natural disasters can strike anytime, anywhere. Does your facility have a disaster plan? How realistic is it? Do you know where to go for help if you need it? To ensure your facility has the appropriate disaster plan in place, join Thomson American Health Consultants on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET for If Disaster Strikes, Is Your Healthcare Facility Prepared? — a timely audio conference designed to address the essential needs and requirements of hospital disaster plans.

Our speakers include two health care professionals who have faced such natural disasters recently and will provide a wealth of proven and practical information. Mata Guttman, RN, lead ED supervisor at Charlotte Regional Medical Center in Punta Gorda, FL, will reveal how her facility responded to losing its entire ED when Hurricane Charley made a surprise visit last September. David Hoyt, MD, chief, division of trauma, burn, and surgical intensive care at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego, will discuss how his facility dealt with a recent bout of Southern California wildfires, which lead to a record number of burn victims being treated.

Your fee of $249 includes presentation materials, additional reading, and free continuing education. For information, phone (800) 688-2421. E-mail: customerservice@ahcpub.com. When registering, please reference code 73693.