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The Great Shake Out Prepares Providence for the Big One

The Great Shake Out Prepares Providence for the Big One

Posted: Thu Oct 18 18:36:15 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Oct 18 18:36:15 PDT 2018

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"watching out for you, this is newthrough a run through of what happens if an earthquake hits here at the hospital." -nat drop cover hold- patrick rachon providence emergency prep coordinator says "how can we best protect the patients and our caregivers during that active shaking so we can be in the recovery phrase." today at 10 18 in the morning providence hospital in medford participated in the great shake out that happened nation wide. whether they were a doctor, nurse or surgeon everyone had to stop. duck. cover. and hold. during the drill staff members took notes on what worked and any problems that arose. patrick rachon providence emergency prep coordinator says "everyone knows what they are doing, but also those evaluation forms help our processing improve, to make it better, to make it a safer situation for the hospital, community and all of our patients." patrick row-shan is the emergency preparedness coordinator for providence hospital. he doesn't remember if an earthquake has ever hit the hospital, but he says this is the first earthquake drill in the last three years. patrick rachon providence emergency prep coordinator says "one of the unique challenges is medical equipment, we have iuv poles that can tip over we have patients that can't move so evacuations in this environment isn't even an option." the hospital is also working with the university of oregon to get 10 to 15 seconds heads up called a shake alert before an earthquake hits. patrick rachon providence emergency prep coordinator says "we don't have it in place yet, but we are practing starts." the hospital also when it comes to quakes. in medford leah thompson newswatch 12. [a9]new at 6-stinger
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