Drills to help departments prepare for emergencies
Michigan Medicine has designated the month of April for Emergency Preparedness Exercises.
Each year, all departments, clinics and offsite buildings are required to conduct a drill to test their readiness to respond in the event of a disaster or emergency situation. Such training exercises help the organization meet requirements of The Joint Commission and Center for Medicaid Services.
More importantly, regular emergency preparedness training ensures that all team members understand their roles and responsibilities in the event of a disaster or crisis. In short, proper preparation can help save lives.
In April, please be advised that drills will be required for all departments, units, off-site buildings and ambulatory care clinics. This year’s drill will focus on active threat scenarios. Mini drills have been shared with managers to implement.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your supervisor or Emergency Management Operations at EMO-AdminTeam@med.umich.edu.