A Meeting Planner's Duty of Care - Medical Emergencies

December 11, 2019

A Meeting Planner's Duty of Care - Medical Emergencies

In the fast-paced world of meeting and event planning, it’s all about executing logistics flawlessly and, time permitting, developing novel and impactful strategies to enhance the attendee experience and create lasting memories. 

What no meeting planner wants is for their meeting to be remembered for the WRONG reasons. Creating a meaningful event can end instantly when an attendee's medical emergency has a poor, yet preventable outcome. As such, Duty of Care must remain front and center. It is just prudent for professional planners to always take health and safety seriously and as a priority.

FACT – The #1 cause of death is cardiac arrest. And, 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests take place in the U.S. annually(1). Every second counts in situations like heart attacks or strokes. 

In fact, with cardiac arrest, every minute that goes by without lifesaving care results in a 10% decrease in the chances of survival

FACT – We assume hotels will have emergencies covered. However, a majority of major hotels still do not have on-site defibrillators – the lifesaving treatment necessary for cardiac arrest.

FACT – We assume if we call 911, the ambulance will take care of things. However, the average emergency medical response time is 10 - 12 minutes. And after 10 minutes, the cardiac arrest patient’s chance of survival is very low.

Peace of Mind is priceless. For a very low cost, you can hire local on-site medical personnel anywhere in the world. These medical providers can handle anything from a sore throat to a heart attack. Contact InHouse Physicians at info@ihphysicians.com to learn more.


1. https://www.sca-aware.org/sca-news/aha-releases-latest-statistics-on-sudden-cardiac-arrest