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Recovery, the Toughest Part of an Emergency

October 02, 2019

Recovering from a large-scale emergency is the most difficult and longest-lasting phase of an incident. HAPevolve’s four-part series about emergency preparedness concludes with a look at recovery. 

During recovery, the adrenaline-fueled energy of the emergency response must be replaced by dedicated, consistent effort that may last days, weeks, months, or even years. 

Recovery doesn't end when the lights are back on and the damages are repaired. An important part of recovery is making sure you are in a better position for the next emergency by considering these five “essential Rs”—restore, repair, review, reconsider, and revise.

In part four of the series, the experts at HAPevolve, HAP’s wholly owned solutions subsidiary, provide crucial information about the five Rs of recovery. 

Part one of the series gives insight into the five most common categories of emergencies identified through hazard vulnerability analyses.

Part two highlights important tips—the six “Ps” of preparation (plan, preparations, prevent, people, patients, and practice)—to help health care providers and facilities get ready for the emergencies they may experience. 

Part three provides a deep dive into the potential impacts of emergencies and the important items to consider when preparing an emergency plan.

Pennsylvania’s hospital community plays an important role in emergency preparedness, working with HAP’s emergency preparedness team and state and local governments and organizations to prepare for and coordinate statewide, regional, and local preparedness and response efforts, including large-scale events, hurricanes and other weather disasters, disease outbreaks, and cybersecurity issues.

For more information, contact Mary Akyol, HAPevolve’s manager, client services. 

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