Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) funding supported mobile units that were deployed following hurricanes Gustav and Ike and were used to alleviate stress on local emergency rooms in Lafayette, Abbeville, Erath, Delcambre and Thibodaux. The mobile units can be easily modified to fit the response need, including deployment as clinics, pharmacies, or a three-phased decontamination unit.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals utilized the supply trailer to push out medical equipment (e.g., AED, O2 regulator and supplies) to meet the request of parishes that lost the services of local hospitals. During Hurricane Gustav the following equipment and supplies were deployed:
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