Leadership

Manual for Hospital Fire Drills

Issue 21 and Volume 52.

Manual for Hospital Fire Drills With a view of providing every means of saving the lives of patients in hospitals, the public health committee of the Rochester, N. Y., Chamber of Commerce is making an investigation of fire drills in hospitals throughout the country. It has been pointed out that even though the hospital buildings may be fireproof or stow burning, the nervous condition of patients is such that they should have every assurance that they will be taken care of in any emergency. Furthermore, the training that the nurses will receive will be very valuable should they ever be on duty in a home in which a fire occurred. A number of cities have already been heard from and it is surprising to the committee how little thought is given to this subject. In some hospitals a valuable drill is gone through every week, in others the training is…

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