Case Study 1: Night Supervisor: At 1:45 a.m., Jimmy, the night supervisor at a local nursing home, is informed by police that the nursing home needs to evacuate due to a cresting river nearby. The river is scheduled to crest by 5:00 a.m. Jimmy has 60 patients in need of relocation. He only needs beds and furniture for a short period of time. The weather service has estimated that the evacuation will need to last for 24 to 36 hours.
There is a regional hospital nearby, but it is undergoing remodeling. Jimmy calls the head RN at that hospital and finds that they have 54 beds open, but many are in a wing that was just repainted.
Jimmy needs to make a decision quickly. What should the night supervisor do in this situation? What procedures are in place?