|Medical personnel view features of portable hospital|
By Jan Rahn
Hopefully it will never be needed—but it’s comforting to know a trailer full of emergency equipment is available just in case.
A 20-bed hospital could be set up at an alternate location in case of an emergency that required more patient care than Perkins County Community Hospital could provide on site.
At a training operation on July 26, Medical Technologist Laurie Walrod, who serves as risk manager for the hospital, showed hospital staff and emergency personnel the equipment on board should a mobile medical assets trailer be necessary for patient care.
There are 12 mobile medical assets trailers available across the state. Perkins County Health Services is in the West Central Medical Response System area where two trailers are assigned.
In the event of disease, natural disaster or accident, either someone could go get a trailer or it could be delivered, said Walrod.
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