COVID-19 Will Complicate Hospital Evacuations
June 19, 2020 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
The University of Texas Medical Branch has been training to deal with a complex disaster during a COVID-19 flare up.
In addition to new buildings designed to better withstand major storms, the medical branch now has several ambulance buses equipped to evacuate more patients in a single vehicle.
With COVID-19 patients, the buses would cohort infected patients and plan the use of personal protective equipment with personnel when calculating how many patients could fit on one ambulance bus.