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Utility Failures

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Failure of:
Computer Systems
Who to Contact:
Information Services Help Desk
What to Expect:

System loss of connectivity slow and/or unresponsive

 
Responsibility of User:

Proceed with Departmental System Downtime Procedures

Electrical Power Failure
Who to Contact:
Plant Operations
What to Expect:
  • Hospital has emergency power supply.
  • Corridor exit egress lighting will be on during power outage.
  • During power outage please use Red  Electrical Outlets.
 
Responsibility of User:
  • Ensure that life support systems and critical research equipment are on Red  Electrical Outlets (emergency power supply).
  • Ventilate patient by hand if necessary.
  • Complete cases in progress ASAP.
  • Use backup flashlights.
Electrical Power Total Failure
Who to Contact:
Plant Operations
Notify operator to contact respiratory and dialysis.
What to Expect:

Failure of all electrical systems.

 
Responsibility of User:
  • Utilize flashlights.
  • Utilize hand-ventilate.
  • Patient/residents manually regulate IVs.
  • Do not start new cases.
  • Take action to provide continuity of care.
Elevators Out of Service
Who to Contact:
Plant Operations
What to Expect:
  • All vertical movement will be by stairwell.
  • Elevators 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 and Energy Center elevators are on the emergency generator.
Responsibility of User:
Elevators Stopped Between Floors
Who to Contact:
Plant Operations, or Command Center @ 1111
What to Expect:

Use elevator intercom.

 
Responsibility of User:

Keep verbal contact with personnel still in elevator and let them know help is on the way.

Fire Alarm System
Who to Contact:
Plant Operations, or Command Center @ 1111
What to Expect:

No fire alarms. Sprinkler trip will go undetected.

 
Responsibility of User:

With no fire alarm or sprinkler system institute fire watch; minimize fire hazards; cancel all hot work permits.

Medical Equipment
Who to Contact:
Clinical Engineering
What to Expect:

Failure of medical equipment.

 
Responsibility of User:

Replace and tag defective equipment.

Medical Gases and Vacuum
Who to Contact:
Notify 1111 to report Medical Gas issue
Plant Operations
Respiratory & Materials Distribution
What to Expect:

Gas alarms will activate no Oxygen (O2) medical air or Nitrous Oxide (NO2).

 
Responsibility of User:
  • Check unit based backup systems for proper operation.
  • Hand ventilate patient/residents; transfer patient/residents if necessary.
  • Contact Materials Distribution for portable tanks and suction equipment.
  • Safely curtail research Operations.
Natural Gas Failure or Leak
Who to Contact:
Plant Operations
What to Expect:

Mercaptin odor no flames on burners.

 
Responsibility of User:

Plant Engineering will close all gas valves near the meters; switch boiler to oil.

Nurse Call System
Who to Contact:
Clinical Engineering
What to Expect:

No patient contact.

 
Responsibility of User:

Replace and tag defective equipment.

Sewer Stoppage/Backup
Who to Contact:
Plant Operations
What to Expect:

Toilet sinks and/or floor drains may back up.

 
Responsibility of User:
  • Do not flush toilets.
  • Do not use water.
Steam Failure
Who to Contact:
Plant Operations
What to Expect:

No building heat hot water; sterilization will be compromised.

 
Responsibility of User:

Conserve sterile materials and all linens. Provide extra blankets.

Telephones
Who to Contact:
Information Services Help Desk
What to Expect:

Total lack of phone service.

 
Responsibility of User:

Use overhead pages cell phones where approved and 2-way radios where available.

Water
Who to Contact:
Plant Operations
What to Expect:
  • Sinks toilets inoperative.
  • No sprinkler system.
 
Responsibility of User:
  • Institute fire watch; conserve water supplies.
  • In the event that water cannot be restored in a reasonable period of time toilets can be manually flushed.
Ventilation
Who to Contact:
Plant Operations
What to Expect:
  • No ventilation.
  • No heating or cooling.
 
Responsibility of User:

Restrict use of odorous/hazardous materials.

 
 
Red Phone Locations
Level A
Lab
Room 0325
Pharmacy
Room 0289
PO&M
Room 0274
Materials Management
Room 0289
First Floor
Fire Center - First Floor
Room 1402
ED command center
Room 1340
ED Treatment Center A
Room 1354
ED Treatment Center B
Room 1346
ED Treatment Center C
Room 1364
Registration ED Triage
Room 1330
1st floor inpatient - HUC
Room 1004
1st floor - Care Center - low
Room 1017
1st floor - Care Center - high
Room 1025
Imaging
Room 1244
Imaging Work Area
Room 1254
Second Floor
Stepdown
Room 2083
Stepdown
Room 2050
ICU - Inpatient - HUC
Room 2004
ICU Care Center - Low
Room 2017
CMU
Room 2021
OR/PACU Control Desk
Room 2106
SDS Nurse Station
Room 2250
Endoscopy Control Desk
Room 2264
OR Room #1
Room 2301
OR Room #2
Room 2302
OR Room #3
Room 2303
OR Room #4
Room 2304
OR Room #5
Room 2305
OR Room #6
Room 2306
OR Room #9
Room 2309
OR Room #10
Room 2310
OR Room #11
Room 2311
OR Room #12
Room 2312
Third Floor
3rd floor Inpatient - HUC
Room 3004
3rd floor Care Center - low
Room 3017
3rd floor Care Center - high
Room 3025
Forth Floor
4th floor Inpatient - HUC
Room 4004
Fifth Floor
5th floor Inpatient - HUC
Room 5004
 
 
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