When six El Paso hospitals launched NICU disaster drills this spring, they joined a small and elite group nationwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer than half of all hospitals with an emergency department have a disaster plan for children.
So what did the BorderRAC exercise reveal? Among takeaways, the participating hospitals realized that although fire evacuation equipment had been purchased years earlier, it was located in one place and not everyone even knew where it was. Learn how the drills were conducted, and other lessons learned that you can apply in your hospital in our recent case study.