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Q: Sample Emergency plans for internal & external disasters for small med office ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Sample Emergency plans for internal & external disasters for small med office
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: infoinfo-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 07 Aug 2006 17:40 PDT
Expires: 06 Sep 2006 17:40 PDT
Question ID: 753624
Needed before midnight(eastern) Wed. Aug 9.
I am looking for sample emergency procedures for a SMALL medical
office. I need sample procedures for internal hazards/disasters (fire,
compressed gas leak, bomb threat) and external - like a blackout,
earthquake etc.. Obviously not every scenario will be covered but in
general terms it should have a template for how to handle the
situations. I have found several plans for LARGE medical facilities
like hospitals, but I need a plan for a small general doctor office
with 3 employees. The plans for a large hospital just done make sense
for us. Our general procedure will be to evacuate, but I am looking
for a nice well written document that we can use to present to our
local health dept. Again - large complex plans that have a chain of
command and coordination with outside entities dont seem to make sense
for us. I am sure other small offices have developed similar plans,
but I haven't found any. I also plan on using this document to conduct
a drill for our facility. The plan must be specific for medical in
that it has to adddress the fact that there are patients on site
(unlike a hopsital the patients are ambulatory and can easily be
I am looking for a plan that will be several pages long. I am afraid a
simple 2 page document will not suitably impress the authorities - and
my boss!

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 07 Aug 2006 18:04 PDT
You're right!  There doesn't seem to be much out there in the way of
examples for a small medical office.

I came across this:
Disaster Planning & Safety Policies for the Medical Office 

which can be ordered for $29.00

and you also might want to have a look at the sample plan for "Acme
Toy Company", which seems pretty thorough, even if it isn't for a
doctor's office:
[ACME is about half way down the page]

Are these options any help at all?


Clarification of Question by infoinfo-ga on 08 Aug 2006 07:59 PDT
Unfortunately the links dont help much. The toy company sample has
much about team leaders, security guards, hazardous chemical and
electrical equipment that just dont apply to us. We are a small office
and my attempt to write a plan just appears too simplistic. The book
might help, but I need to complete my plan by Thursday so it is of
little use. Also it probably is written for a bigger facility. I
almost feel that it would be easier to write my plan for a bigger
facility then a small one. That is why I specifically requested a
sample for a small medical office.
Subject: Re: Sample Emergency plans for internal & external disasters for small med offic
Answered By: czh-ga on 08 Aug 2006 12:28 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello infoinfo-ga,

I?ve collected a selection of templates and guides to help you quickly
and easily develop an impressive emergency action plan. Most of them
have the same basic items to cover likely situations. I found a
template for a medical clinic that will help you add in the items that
are special to medical facilities.

Please don?t hesitate to ask for clarification if you need even more
specific information.

Best wishes for your project.

~ czh ~
Emergency Action Plan (template)
This section contains ready-to-fill templates for designing an
emergency action plan for a facility which covers: Emergency
Personnel, Evacuation Routes, Emergency Phone numbers, Utility Company
Emergency Contacts, Emergency Reporting and Evacuation Procedures for
Medical, and Fire emergencies, Extended Power Loss, Chemical Spill,
Structure Climbing/Descending emergencies, Bomb-Threat Checklist,
Severe Weather and Natural Disaster emergencies. (Developed by Lewis
Payton, Auburn University, AL; used with permission.)

(17 pages. Fill in the blanks template.)

Clinic Emergency Preparedness Project
Emergency Operations Plan Template

(This is a 20-page emergency preparedness template for a medical
clinic. It addresses the unique issues involved when dealing with
patients and medical facilities. You can modify it and eliminate
sections that don?t apply to your situation.)

OSHA's Expert System - Emergency Action Plan
This eTool will help small, low-hazard service or retail businesses
implement an emergency action plan, and comply with OSHA's emergency

This expert system will help you to create a simple EAP. This basic
plan will be adequate for needs of many small and medium-sized
entities. This basic plan may not be adequate for large establishments
or those with more significant hazards. Users in such establishments
should consider the special characteristics of their workplaces. Users
can supplement this basic plan to address any situations that require
special attention.

Most small and medium-sized entities will get their basic plans from
this system in 10 to 15 minutes. Please remember that this system does
not save the plan it helps you to write, so you should save and/or
print your plan when it is completed.

Emergency Action Plan 

(This is a 6-page, bare bones template. You can add sections that are
needed for dealing with your individual site and situation.)

Category : Disasters - Evacuations
Materials to assist with the creation of an emergency evacuation plan,
including special requirements for the disabled.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Emergency Preparedness & Response
Emergency Preparedness for Business
Planning Guides

(This page offers a selection of planning guides for a variety of
businesses and institutions. Some of them look like they would suit
your needs.)

Disaster Resources for People with Disabilities and Emergency Managers

(This site offers a large collection of resources for preparing
emergency plans. Some of them might be helpful for sections to include
in your plan for dealing with patients who are in your offices when an
emergency happens. You cannot access the links without a password but
the article titles might be helpful as memory joggers.)

How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations

(This is a 25-page report that will help you think through all the
items that should be covered I n your emergency plan.)


emergency procedures OR readiness plan templates
emergency procedures OR readiness plan templates "medical office OR facility"
infoinfo-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
The California CPCA site was a great find. Thank you very much. This
will be extremely helpful.

Subject: Re: Sample Emergency plans for internal & external disasters for small med offic
From: czh-ga on 15 Aug 2006 13:00 PDT
Hello  infoinfo-ga,

I'm glad the information was useful. Thank you for the five stars and nice tip.

~ czh ~

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