This document provides guidelines to hospitals to prepare for an influenza pandemic. It includes a summary of recommended actions and their triggers, checklists, sample response guides, and general background information.
This toolkit is intended for use by hospital emergency departments, and tests how long it takes for a potential patient with a highly infectious disease to be identified and for staff to begin exposure mitigation procedures; how long it takes for a patient to be transferred to an isolation room; and the capability of the facility to make notifications internally and to the health department.
This toolkit consists of a Pandemic Influenza Triage Algorithm to triage patients with influenza-like illness, a Community Site-of Care Tool to determine the appropriate care site for patients based on the Pandemic Influenza Triage Algorithm, and the Community Healthcare Decision Pathway to assess resource and medical surge to determine appropriate care sites.
This guide is intended to assist community hospitals in identifying issues with response capabilities and resource availability during an influenza pandemic as well as to develop strategies to address them.
This document describes the major considerations healthcare facility emergency planners must account for when determining patient surge management solutions for longer-duration events, such as weeks to months of managing seasonal illness surge.
This planning checklist is intended to assist emergency medical services and other transport providers assess and improve their influenza pandemic preparedness.
This playbook synthesizes multiple sources of information in a single planning document addressing the full spectrum of infectious agents to create a concise reference resource for emergency medical services (EMS) agencies developing their service policies.
Public health systems must be resilient and prepared to face existing and future disease threats at the human-animal-environment interface. This Operational Framework provides a practical reference toward achieving that aim.
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These guidelines include step-by-step instructions to upgrade infection control, prevention, and biosecurity efforts in any hospital, including recommendations on establishing an infection control practitioner to coordinate and implement the guidelines; developing standard operating procedures; creating a training plan; and implementing a surveillance program.