When a business is hit by a natural disaster, it can be difficult to get your company back up and running, but if you have a medical facility, the problems are compounded. Your customers are not going to wait until you are ready to reopen. They are people in need of medical care today, and so they are depending upon your medical facility to be open even after a natural disaster. The following are a few things that need to be addressed for any medical facility after a natural disaster.
Controlling the spread of disease
There are several sources of disease you need to be concerned about. The first is the diseases that patents have already been diagnosed with. The second is the disease that may be spread after a natural disaster. Patients may be bringing these diseases into the hospital or medical facility even when they are there for a bodily injury or other unrelated problem. A natural disaster can create problems with disease that otherwise would not be an issue.
Maintaining a clean treatment room
There are a variety of portable units that can be leased and setup for your medical needs. These units are designed for the medical field and provide a clean environment for all medical staff. They are designed to be airtight, so they provide outstanding protection from contaminates and are an important tool for infectious disease control after a natural disaster.
Controlling contamination during renovation
Another problem a medical facility will have is the renovation and rebuilding of a facility. The specific problems you will face have a lot to do with the nature of the disaster. An earthquake, for example, will sometimes require certain renovation that can create dust and other air issues. This can often be solved with portable, airtight units with a high quality filtering system. Sometimes it is just a matter of sealing off a portion of your building from the area that is being renovated.
Mitigation as well as restoration
If your medical facility has been hit by a flood or heavy water damage from a storm, you will need the services of mitigation first before any restoration. This is because of the issue of mold that can develop over time. The spores from mold that are growing behind walls and ceilings can cause patients to become sick. Companies that specialize in health care facilities know the importance of preventing mold growth after flooding as well as the techniques to accomplish this.
There are several companies that have an expertise in helping medical facilities during the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster as well as the renovation phase. They have both the equipment needed to assist you and a knowledgeable staff to help you get the right items for your particular needs.