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The Utilities Management functions that is one of seven primary plans involved with the Environment of Care. The supply of utilities, such as emergency power, potable water, heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC), and fuel could be factors of interrupted services to the medical facility. These could be natural or man-made events such as severe wind damages, storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fire, loss of power or communications. In fact, sudden, significant impacts increase demands to restore utilities such as terrorist attacks, chemical, biological, or radiological attacks, etc).

Utility systems[]

The following facilities systems include but not limited to:

  • Electrical Distribution
  • Emergency Electrical Power
  • Natural Gas
  • Medical Gas
  • Medical Vacuum
  • Sanitary Sewer System
  • Nurse Call System
  • Telecommunications
  • Steam/Hot Water
  • Fire Protection Systems (Sprinkler systems and smoke detectors)
  • Elevators
  • HVAC Systems

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