The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., and surrounding clinics make up a small city of people with a population of about 6,000 caring for hundreds of patients. Mother Nature is no match for the work that must be done to care for patients and their families.
The blizzard does, however, mean many doctors, nurses and support staff will be staying overnight. This is not the first weather event for the hospital and everyone from administrators to medical personnel is well prepared.
Emergency room physicians remind everyone to stay inside if possible during the snow storm and when it comes time to dig out consider hiring it done if they are at risk for a heart attack.
Additionally, doctors remind everyone to drink plenty of fluids. Weather events, cold or hot, can leave people dehydrated from extra-exertion caused by the extreme temperature and in this case, snow.
- Story from University of Kansas Hospital