by Stan Harter, OES ACS program manager
(Prepared as a background for an agency official and of interest or assistance to
- Hospital to hospital communications
- Regional medical coordination
- Emergency ambulance coordination
- Temporary radio system during telephone system failure
- All hospitals with Emergency Rooms
- Regional medical centers (if appropriate)
- Regional medical coordinator?
- County health agencies
- County EOCs?
- State Health & Welfare Agency?
- All hospitals (for beds available status)
- Ambulances (both emergency and simply transport)
- Regional medical coordination center ?
- County health department ?
- State Health department ?
- County EOC ?
- State OES Regional EOC (where applicable)
- Prompt beds available inventory
- Routing of ambulances and buses (for the ambulatory
- wounded) to hospitals
- Temporary in hospital radio communications during
- telephone outage
- Coordinate resource requests
- Day-to-day coordination
- Disaster or incident communications, limited term, for the
- reasons previously described.
- Indigenous, plant-in-place communications systems:
- Telephone (POTS) and facsimile
- Telephone (dedicated leased lines)
- Cellular telephone (Not to be relied upon!)
- Existing two-way radio systems. HEAR? (Hospital
- Emergency Area Radio)
- Inter-hospital microwave systems