Staff members at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in recent weeks prepared for two emergency scenarios in different areas of the hospital.
A drill conducted by the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit on Nov. 30 began with a mock obstetrics patient with an unknown respiratory illness at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center being transported by a Lifeline ambulance team to the Biocontainment Unit to deliver a baby.
On Dec. 7, the emergency departments organized separate exercises during which dozens of patients—portrayed by local high school students—were rushed to the hospital after a mass shooting in downtown Baltimore.
Both drills involved departments throughout the hospital. More details will be available in the next issue of Hopkins on Alert.