Preparing Healthcare Facilities for a Nuclear Attack
February 19, 2018 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
While experts doubt that North Korean missiles have the ability to reach the mainland or even Hawaii for at least another two years, the prospect of a nuclear attack has become more real, according to an article on the Campus Safety website.
The most basic advice for surviving a nuclear attack is to shelter in place and get as many layers of a building between them and the outside world as possible to survive the blast and the radiation.
For healthcare campuses, the challenge begins with how to warn and educate employees, patients and visitors
As with many other types of emergencies, it’s much easier to get people to take appropriate action if they already have some idea of what to do. Hospitals should designate places on campus where people can go in case there is a nuclear attack or incident.
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, FacilitiesNet. For about hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/healthcarefacilities.