• Return to your department and report to your department shift supervisor and assist with the disaster preparedness
  • When hearing the overhead page of the “Tornado Warning”, staff should begin preparing their departments for a possible disaster response
    • Clear hallways of all objects
    • Close all drapes and/or blinds on windows
    • Move ambulatory patients and visitors into the restroom in the patient’s room and close all doors or move patients and visitors from their rooms away from windows into hallways with the patient’s necessary medical equipment and close all doors
    • Place non-ambulatory patients in hallways with their needed medical equipment
    • In MOTHER/BABY UNIT, re-unite the mothers with their infant(s).  Move mothers, infants and significant others into the restroom and close all doors.  If preferred, mothers and infants can move into the Newborn Nursery.  Move visitors into the OB Waiting Room away from windows until the threat passes
    • In SPECIAL CARE NURSERY, move infants in Nursery One into core area away from windows.  Infants that require oxygen or ventilator support should be moved into Nursery Room Two in bed locations further from the window at the end of the room
    • ICU/CRITICAL CARE patients should be covered with blankets and pillows, moved away from the windows and staff should monitor the patients to the best of their ability.  Visitors should be directed to stay with their family/friend or in the public restroom on the unit until the threat passes
    • Evacuate patients, visitors and staff from any area which is unsafe to a safe location horizontally or vertically and report the evacuation to the Nursing Supervisor at extension 2915.  If the Hospital Command Center has been activated, notify the HCC as soon as possible at 936-5168
    • Report any damages or unusual occurrences to the Nursing Supervisor.  If the Hospital Command Center has been activated, notify the HCC as soon as possible at 936-5168

ALL DOORS WITHIN THE FACILITY SHOULD BE CLOSED INCLUDING THE FIRE DOORS IN THE HALLWAYS

ELECTRICAL MEDICAL EQUIPMENT (VENTILATORS, IV PUMPS, VACS OR ANY OTHER) SHOULD BE PLUGGED INTO RED OUTLETS IN THE ICU AND NORTH TOWER BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE BED

THE SOUTH TOWER HAS NO RED OUTLETS.  ALL OUTLETS IN THE SOUTH TOWER ARE UNDER EMERGENCY POWER

The “Tornado Response Plan” may be viewed on the LMC Network at {LINK}

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