Term Post Disaster Emergency Medical Equipment and Supplies
Code TH-2300.6370
Definition Organizations that acquire lifesaving medical equipment and supplies and make them available to community residents in times of disaster. Disasters or emergencies can result in disruptions to critical infrastructure systems (electricity, power, water) which can cause life-threatening situations for individuals who rely on electricity-dependent durable medical equipment for daily living and critical life support functions. Examples of needed equipment include wheelchairs (manual and electric), hospital beds, ventilators, oxygen and oxygen concentrators (and accessories), C-PAP continuous airway pressure devices, powered suction pumps, nebulizers, glucose monitors, traction equipment, canes, crutches, walkers, pressure mattresses, lifts, infusion and feeding pumps, as well as types of medical support needed for people injured during an incident.
Created 11/1/18
Changed 11/1/18
Use References Post Disaster Durable Medical Equipment
See Also References Medical Equipment/Supplies (LH-5000)
External Classification Terms Disaster (CAN DI-180)
Disaster Preparedness and Relief (UW
Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services (NTE M20)
Disaster Relief/Recovery (NPC M02.04)
Disaster Services (AIRS DI-180)
Related Concepts Disaster Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Durable Medical Equipment in Disasters", TRACIE Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway, https://asprtracie.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/aspr-tracie-durable-medical-equipment-in-disasters.pdf

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