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Evacuation or Stay
Table of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Description.......................................................................................................................................3Discussion........................................................................................................................................4Recommendations............................................................................................................................7Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................10References......................................................................................................................................11
IntroductionEmergency evacuation refers to the urgent escape of people from the disaster area. Itrefers to the immediate escape of the people from areas which suffer from imminent threat to thelives of the people or to their property. The planning process is significant in the emergencyevacuation. In this process, plans are developed so that the people are sent to the safest places inthe shortest time. The benchmark evacuation time is established for different hazards andconditions. Different benchmarks can be established with the help of best practices, regulationsand simulation. In the proper evacuation planning, the organization should use number of exitsand technologies to ensure that there is complete and full evacuation. It is important that properplanning follows evacuation as a disorganized emergency evacuation can result in confusion,injury and damage to the people present in the disaster. It is important to consider differentfactors while designing an evacuation plan. It includes evaluation of different conditions underwhich the evacuation plan must be triggered, conditions under which evaluation is essential,establishing different designations and authorities who can control the evacuation plan. Theevacuation plan must include different routes and exits which can be used for the same purpose.Other than that, it should also include the evaluation procedures for the employees and visitors,especially people who are suffering from disabilities or who do not speak English.There is a different place where natural disaster can take place and also create an impacton business and administration. In case of evacuation, management of institutions need todevelop effective planning and also make sure to manage crisis1. In the case of hospital’sconcern for administration is to help clinics clients. In the case of natural disaster, management1Cote DW, McGee TK. An exploration of residents’ intended wildfire evacuation responses in Mt. Lorne, Yukon,Canada. The Forestry Chronicle. 2014 Aug 19; 90(4):498-502.
have two choices whether to stay evacuated from the place. The present report is based on a casestudy on North Shore----LIJ' and Hurricane Sandy. It highlighted on a different area ofemergency and explains different ways of evacuation.DescriptionThe present case study is based on the practice of evacuated or stay. In the USA, differentweather conditions appeared so for the institutions and other people it is essential to makedecisions how to control the circumstances.In the hospitals, there are also certain problems in case of a storm. The patients are the mainconcern for the hospital’s administration. In the worst weather condition, it becomes difficult forhospitals management to evacuate or stay. For hospitals, it becomes difficult to make decisionsto transfer all patients from the hospitals or find shelter to hide2. The emergency evacuation ishighly challenging in hospital or healthcare settings. The patients are already in the vulnerableconditions and sometimes, unable to transport or travel themselves. Therefore, it is important todesign a proper evacuation plan which takes into consideration different conditions required inthe evacuation of people.The core problem for the hospitals is that transferring patients to another place can be costly,labor-intensive and logistics nightmare. The transportation of the patients require that they areprovided same treatment conditions to while they are commuted to different hospitals. Ifhospitals leave patients in the clinics then they may lose their life and also psychologically harmthem. The track and intensity of a hurricane are notoriously difficult to predict and there is no2Weller SC, Baer R, Prochaska J. Should I Stay or Should I Go? Response to the Hurricane Ike Evacuation Orderon the Texas Gulf Coast. Natural Hazards Review. 2016 Mar 21;17(3):04016003.
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