What's a Lab to Do during and after a Hurricane?

Fred Rodriguez, Rajeevan Selvaratnam, Peggy Mann, Rina Kalariya, John R. Petersen

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Abstract

Although laboratories may be able to rely on a comprehensive Hurricane Plan during a hurricane, alarming and unanticipated events frequently occur. To minimize disruption of lab operations, it is important to try to mitigate the impact of these unexpected events as quickly as possible, in the quest to minimize negative outcomes. In this article, we discuss approaches to dealing with unanticipated events during and after hurricanes, based on our personal experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e23-e28
JournalLab Medicine
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 21 2018

Keywords

  • disaster
  • emergency preparedness
  • hurricane
  • Hurricane Plan
  • incident command center
  • mitigation
  • recovery
  • rescue
  • unexpected events

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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    Rodriguez, F., Selvaratnam, R., Mann, P., Kalariya, R., & Petersen, J. R. (2018). What's a Lab to Do during and after a Hurricane? Lab Medicine, 49(2), e23-e28. https://doi.org/10.1093/labmed/lmy006