Objectives: At the conclusion of this module, House Staff should be able to: • Identify the key immediate actions House Staff (residents and fellows) are to perform in a disaster • Locate information regarding disaster response at SHC/LPCH • Understand the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) and its role in disaster management
Your response in a disaster depends upon duty status and location: On or Off Duty On campus or other rotation site Off-Duty At home or Not on campus
ON DUTY / ON SITE House Staff rotating at SHC, LPCH or on offsite rotation will be expected to perform the following actions when a disaster occurs: • Remain Safe! • Address the immediate needs for the patients under your care, and discharge those that can safely leave. • Physically report to the Medical Labor Pool site as follows:
ON DUTY / ON SITE Exceptions: • Trauma House Staff: Roles will be assigned to you by the Trauma Attending • If you are rotating at a different institution you will be expected to : • address the immediate needs for the patients under your care at that institution, and • then report to that institution’s labor pool.
OFF-DUTY / AT HOME • If you are off-duty and you are at home or away from campus, then you are expected to follow these actions: • Remain safe and keep your family safe! • Watch for text pages, emails and other communications on where and when to report and check MedHub for updates. • Check in with Program Director, if at all possible. • Report safely to hospital. • Bring enough water and food to support yourself on duty for at least 24 hours.
Stanford has completed extensive disaster response planning. • The Hospital Incident Command System provides a flexible management structure for disaster response. • The immediate guidelines for disaster response can be found on your Disaster Card (to be kept with your ID) and on the hospital intranet.