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Category Archives: Hospitals

BLU-MED Medical Facilities and Mobile Field Hospitals vs. Expandable Hospital Containers

When man-made or natural disasters require an immediate emergency response, deployable medical facilities allow hospitals, first responders, governments, and relief organizations to quickly respond with medical facilities capable of providing basic to advanced-level care …when and where needed™. Whether it is part of a state-level emergency preparedness plan, hospitals establishing an alternate emergency operation center…
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Santa Cruz County Prepares With Mobile Hospitals From Blu-Med

Photo courtesy of KION News Channel 5/46. Full article and video available here. Santa Cruz County, California recently acquired 6 BLU-MED® mobile hospitals from the state. The mobile hospitals will be used to provide emergency and medical response services following man-made or natural disasters including earthquakes, fires, and mud slides. “The goal is to be…
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Equipping Modern Field Hospitals for Effective Disaster Response

Field hospitals play a critically important role in disaster response, from natural calamities like flooding or hurricanes, to outbreak of disease and violent conflicts. These facilities are the primary drivers for reducing the human life consequences of disaster, and helping survivors recover more quickly. Ample equipment and staffing of field hospitals is key to their…
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Blu-Med Participates in Delaware Hurricane Exercise

The Delaware Air National Guard, 166th Medical Group was the lead unit for the exercise and responsible for the setup of a BLU-MED Response System® mobile hospital. The BLU-MED medical facility included an administration area, triage area, operating room, and patient ward.

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Portable Disaster Response Structures for Flooding

Flooding causes a sudden state of emergency that can force communities to evacuate residents to safety, displace families from their homes and cause damage to vital infrastructure. In South Carolina, heavy rains swamped local communities, triggering President Barack Obama to declare a state of disaster from flooding. Since Oct. 3, at least 13 dams failed,…
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Mobile Medical Facilities for Remote Locations

Disaster response requires additional considerations and needs when the affected community is in a remote location. Without the support of nearby medical treatment facilities and emergency response infrastructure, these communities can be affected more severely in disasters than urban settings. Mobile medical facilities offer the flexibility and portability needed to support remote locations in their…
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Jordan Upgrades Its Disaster Response

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is better prepared to save lives after a manmade or natural disaster with products and training provided by BLU-MED Response Systems. Jordan purchased a 50-bed BLU-MED Field Hospital that includes an operating room and intensive care unit, staff housing, a dining hall, toilet facilities, a medical oxygen generator system, a…
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How BLU-MED Deployable Field Hospitals are Full Extensions of Hospitals

BLU-MED Response Systems provide hospitals and communities with rapidly deployable medical facilities to act as surge and isolation capacity in the case of a disaster. For local government agencies and medical organizations, this feature is significant. As part of their emergency planning and disaster response programs, these agencies must consider the effects a disaster will have…
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XP Response Packages for Emergency Response Training

Conducting drills presents local, state and federal agencies with the opportunity to test and fine-tune their emergency response and disaster preparedness plans. Access to reliable equipment makes emergency response training drills more effective, and no product offers more proven reliability than the XP Response Package, the premiere system for training exercises as well as response to…
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Measles Outbreak Continues to Spread in US

With 20 new cases confirmed in the last week, the measles outbreak continues to spread in the United States. Now, experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are saying the U.S. is experiencing two measles outbreaks plus several additional cases not linked to the outbreaks. On Feb. 17, the CDC reported that there…
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BLU-MED Deployable Hospitals for Flu Outbreak ER Overflow

                  South Carolina’s Spartanburg Regional Medical Center is battling a flu outbreak that’s clogged emergency rooms throughout the state with equipment from BLU-MED Response Systems®. “We are like all of the hospitals in (this region), full to all of our adult capacity,” Spartanburg Regional Chief Medical Officer…
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Ebola News: US Withdrawing Troops

President Barack Obama said all but 100 U.S. troops would withdraw from the battle against Ebola in Liberia by the end of April. At the peak of the largest Ebola outbreak in history, there were 2,800 troops in the West African nation. About 1,500 troops have already returned from West Africa and have completed or…
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Reported Cases Increase in Ebola Outbreak

After weeks of decreases in reported Ebola cases in West Africa, the three countries hardest hit by the outbreak saw increases in infections. Health officials tallied a combined 124 new cases of the potentially deadly virus in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The latest figures represent an increase of 55 new cases over the previous…
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Disaster Relief Anywhere in the World Within 72 Hours

When disaster strikes, few things are more important than the ability to provide rapid, effective response. For more than a decade, BLU-MED Response Systems® has provided turnkey, rapidly deployable, full-service disaster medical facilities. When medical emergencies, natural disasters, biological catastrophes or other crises develop, BLU-MED systems can be built and ready for use within 72…
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UPDATE: MERS CoV in Saudi Arabia

While the fight against Ebola continues in West Africa – particularly in Guinea and Sierra Leone – Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS CoV) is affecting Saudi Arabia and surrounding countries. MERS CoV usually develops into a severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
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BLU-MED Portable Field Hospitals

BLU-MED portable field hospitals have complete customization options and are engineered for rapid deployment in any environment. Call +1-425-739-2795 to talk over your project requirements.  - See more at: BLU-MED Portable Field Hospitals
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BLU-MED Response Systems Donated a Mobile Hospital to Citizens of Léogâne, Haiti

In February 2010, BLU-MED Response Systems donated a 50-bed mobile hospital in the city of Léogâne, Haiti. This was in response to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Léogâne and neighboring capital city of Port-Au-Prince on January 12th, 2010. The air-conditioned mobile hospital provided 4,500 square feet of floor space and was supported through the Medical…
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Aftermath of Earthquakes in Chile and Solomon Islands

We all followed the news as disaster struck Chile and Solomon Islands. However, due to the other recent events, including almost 150 earthquakes in Oklahoma in one month, and crimes including a mass stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school, the current status of Chile and Solomon Island may have been overlooked. Chile’s 8.2 earthquake on…
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