There are a variety of incidents that may result in a temporary surge of patients seeking healthcare services, such as mass casualty incidents, pandemics, natural disasters (such as hurricanes or tornadoes), or large planned events (like concerts and sports events). Hospitals may need to establish temporary surge sites to triage and/or treat patients. These can include tents, mobile facilities, or other temporary structures.
When implementing temporary surge sites, the flow of patients between areas can become chaotic and it may be difficult to locate patients, staff, and needed equipment. A rapid deployment Real-Time Location System (RTLS) can provide zone location of patients, staff, and medical equipment to support efficient care delivery.