Why Emergency Action Plans Matter in Healthcare
Emergency preparedness is absolutely essential in the healthcare environment to ensure measures are taken to safeguard patients and staff in the event of an emergency in the workplace. Knowing how to respond to disasters and emergencies by understanding your workplace’s emergency action plan will help healthcare workers to act timely to ensure the safety of patients and staff.
- Define the term preparedness
- Describe types of common emergencies that occur in the healthcare environment
- Explain why it is important to have an emergency action plan in place
- Describe key components necessary in an emergency action plan plan