Delaware Handbook: Emergency Management

DOES OUR OFFICE NEED TO HAVE A “CRASH CART?” In Delaware emergency response capabilities vary by practice. Some practices have a simple “call 911” policy, while others maintain a fully-stocked crash cart. Factors such as your specialty, the types of procedures performed in your office, and your proximity to a hospital will play a part in the level of emergency response capability you maintain. Regardless of the level of emergency response you provide, it is imperative that you have a written policy and procedure on emergencies and that each staff member be trained on his or her role in the emergency response. As you determine your level of emergency response, you also must review the standard of care for that level. Remember t...
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