Using the foundations of this event as a learning platform, the challenge to address for this case study is how to effectively evacuate 70 dependent patients from a hospital by using ethical decision-making and a team-based approach to leadership.
Consider each of the following details as you describe how you would effectively manage such an emergency as a leader:
What types of things would lead you to decide that evacuating the patients is necessary? (You can address ethical decision-making.)
Where would you place the patients? In other words, what would serve as your evacuation shelter? Be sure to explain why this would be an effective evacuation shelter by describing the location and its surroundings.
How would you transport the patients and their medication to the evacuation shelter?
Who would monitor the patients at the evacuation shelter?
How would you apply team-based leadership in an emergency like this (e.g., interagency collaboration and cooperation)?