In The News This Week
This week in industry news, Campus Safety shared findings from a new poll which revealed that 90% of hospitals are not prepared for major disasters or mass tragedies and have experienced shortages in critical medicines.
- "Hospitals and emergency medical services continue to suffer significant gaps in disaster preparedness, as well as national drug shortages for essential emergency medications," ACEP President Dr. Paul Kivela said in a news release. "These shortages can last for months, or longer, and constitute a significant risk to patients."
- The ACEP also called on federal lawmakers to take necessary steps to improve hospital preparations for mass casualty events, including improved coordination among public health and safety services.
Kivela says the survey's findings point to the need for a stronger focus on the medical aspects of preparedness in the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2017 (PAHPAI), which is being drafted in Washington, D.C.
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This Week From the Rave Team
Read some of the stories our writers were most excited to share with you this week. To access all of our stories, check out our blog.
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Rave in the News
Rave Mobile Safety's CEO Todd Piett is featured this week in Safety + Health Magazine where he answers the questions, "What are the biggest technological innovations that have affected workplace safety?"
Todd says technological innovations are essential in creating a significant impact in securing facilities and reducing the severity of emergencies and even shortening response times for first responders. According to Todd, it all comes down to an organization's ability to communicate.
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