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Emergency preparedness evolution

Emergency preparedness evolution

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The last few years with Pandemic have taught hospitals so many things. It stretched everyone and everything in all aspects as they tried to balance and provide the right services to the people. According to Dr. Yves Duroseau, chair of emergency medicine and co-chair of disaster planning services at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

“We saw widespread burnout of staff trying to go above and beyond, every single day. That’s not sustainable—it’s too overwhelming,” he says. “That’s why we’re looking at what to do now, because COVID is still a threat, and now we’re looking at issues like monkeypox and polio. Everyone wonders: What’s next?”

Now that the pandemic has started to dwindle, healthcare organizations are rethinking on how they will strategize their emergency response preparedness - beyond disease other areas are also looking into disasters such as wildfires, earthquake and hurricane epicenters.

Here are the top five challenges the healthcare industry is preparing for:

  1. The next epidemic
  2. Violence inside the hospital
  3. Climate change
  4. Cyber threats
  5. Limited internal resources


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