System loss of connectivity slow and/or unresponsive
Proceed with Departmental System Downtime Procedures
Failure of all electrical systems.
Use elevator intercom.
Keep verbal contact with personnel still in elevator and let them know help is on the way.
No fire alarms. Sprinkler trip will go undetected.
With no fire alarm or sprinkler system institute fire watch; minimize fire hazards; cancel all hot work permits.
Failure of medical equipment.
Replace and tag defective equipment.
Gas alarms will activate no Oxygen (O2) medical air or Nitrous Oxide (NO2).
Mercaptin odor no flames on burners.
Plant Engineering will close all gas valves near the meters; switch boiler to oil.
No patient contact.
Toilet sinks and/or floor drains may back up.
No building heat hot water; sterilization will be compromised.
Conserve sterile materials and all linens. Provide extra blankets.
Total lack of phone service.
Use overhead pages cell phones where approved and 2-way radios where available.
Restrict use of odorous/hazardous materials.
Disaster Protocols Effective: March 2009
Reviewed/Revised: February 2016
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