Recent drills help JHH prepare for emergencies

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.

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