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Category Archives: Medical Facility

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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The Vietnam Peacekeeping Center’s Level-2 Field Hospital Training Exercise

The Vietnam Peacekeeping Center (VPC), Military Hospital 175, and the Department of Military Medicine under the Vietnam Ministry of Defence in association with the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), recently held a series of lecture-based training and hands-on training exercises to prepare and train officers of the VPC and the Ministry of National Defence of…
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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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The Importance of Deployable Morgues for Disaster Sites

Natural disasters of all types and intensity carry risk of fatalities. Even minor inclement weather scenarios can have tragic effects and loss of life. Deployable morgues fill a critical need within effective medical care operations at disaster sites. Disaster response planning should always include these systems in order to manage deceased victims respectfully, efficiently, and…
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Ecuador and Japan Earthquakes Highlight Need for Mobile Medical Facilities

Deadly earthquakes have struck regions of Ecuador and Japan in the past week, resulting in hundreds of deaths, thousands injured, and leaving a combined total of almost 450,000 in need of aid and/or shelter. The extreme and sudden effects of large scale disasters highlight a need for mobile medical facilities and shelter accommodation that can…
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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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Proven Emergency Medical Response

Rapid response in the immediate aftermath of a manmade or natural disaster can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why BLU-MED Response Systems created the XP Response Package, the most rapidly deployable emergency medical response system on the market. The XP medical shelter provides 520 square feet of safe, clean floor space capable…
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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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Emergency Shelters for Emergency Management

Shrinking budgets have forced many state and local agencies to delay or scrap plans to purchase vital equipment for emergency preparedness and natural disasters. In response to this trend in limited funding, BLU-MED Response Systems® created the XP Medical Response Package. This rapid response system features a high-quality, affordable facility that provides 520 square feet of…
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UN: More Disaster Risk Management Funds

The United Nations released its 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR15) last week along with a request for more international investment toward a global disaster risk management fund. According to the yearly report’s findings, disaster losses worldwide average $250 billion to $300 billion annually. The report also stated that a $6 billion…
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Measles: US Outbreak Grows; Toddler Dies in Germany

The measles outbreak in the United States continues to grow. Thirteen new cases were confirmed in the last week, bringing the total number of U.S. cases to 154 across 17 states and the District of Columbia. A measles outbreak in Germany claimed its first victim this week with the death of an 18-month-old toddler at…
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Common Problems in Disaster Response Efforts

Reported natural disasters have been on the rise – almost year over year – since the mid-1940s. This increase in occurrence and reports requires the development and innovation of best practices, processes and programs for effective disaster response. Unfortunately, many governments and agencies are ill equipped to provide the support needed to help a community…
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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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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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Rapidly Deployable Emergency Response Treatment Centers

BLU-MED Response Systems® is constantly innovating the engineering and design of our medical emergency and disaster response systems, all of which can be set up and operational within 72 hours from the moment you place an order. Two turnkey trailer-mounted products — the XP® Medical Response Package and the RapidSurge™ System — stand out for…
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Disaster Response Systems Equipped for Extreme Weather

National news and FEMA’s emergency information updates have been busy with reports of flooding and winter storm disasters across the country. Melting snow and winter storms have caused severe flooding in areas of Western Washington. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently announced the availability of federal disaster aid for the state of Mississippi for…
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