Emergency Preparedness in the Hospital
Staff members at Children's Mercy are regularly trained in emergency response planning. While at the hospital, families may hear color codes being announced over the speaker system. This indicates that clinical staff members are responding to an in-hospital emergency. If an emergency situation has the potential to affect families and visitors, hospital staff will provide detailed information and any related instructions.
Safety at Home
Children's Mercy also wants to ensure patients and families are safe at home. Our team has assembled a list of trusted resources to help families develop emergency-response plans and learn how to respond to or prevent safety hazards.
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- Our Emergency Operations Plan ensures all areas of the hospital are prepared to respond to potential emergency situations.
- Hospital emergency/disaster response drills are conducted at least every six months, often with other hospitals in the region.