Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities American Water Works Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Sambal member upload

Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities American Water Works Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The resiliency of the community depends on health care facilities and other critical infrast

BY: Manoj Kumar
Original Source / Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Water Works Association. 13 Dec, 2017

Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
American Water Works Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The resiliency of the community depends on health care facilities and other critical infrastructure maintaining their water capabilities during these incidents. Water supply interruption is caused by several types of events such as natural disaster, a failure of the community water system, construction damage or even an act of terrorism. Because water supplies can and do fail, it is imperative to understand and address how patient safety, quality of care, and the operations of health facility will be impacted. This Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide (EWSP) provides   the guidance to assess water usage, response capabilities, and water alternatives. The guide provides a four step process for the development of an EWSP: 
1.    Assemble the appropriate EWSP Team and the necessary background documents for the facility; 
2.    Understand  the  water usage by performing a water use audit; 
3.    Analyze  the  emergency water supply alternatives; and 
4.    Develop and exercise  the  EWSP 

Every health care facility  needs  to develop an Emergency Water Supply Plan (EWSP) to respond effectively  during any disaster. It will help to maintain daily operation and  patient care.


 

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