ABSTRACT

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employers [2009]   [open pdf - 676KB]

"The goal of this document is to help healthcare workers and employers prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic. The guidance document is organized into four major sections: 1) Clinical background information on influenza 2) Infection control 3) Pandemic influenza preparedness 3) OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] standards of special importance Given the technical nature and breadth of information available in the document, each section has been subdivided (see Table of Contents) in order to allow readers to quickly focus on areas of interest. The document also contains appendices which provide pandemic planners with samples of infection control plans, examples of practical pandemic planning tools and additional technical information. Topic areas include Internet resources, communication tools, sample infection control programs, selftriage and home care resources, diagnosis and treatment of staff during a pandemic, planning and supply checklists and risk communication. This educational material has been provided for informational purposes only and should be used in conjunction with the entire document in order to ensure that healthcare workers are adequately protected during a pandemic. OSHA does not recommend one option over the many effective alternatives that exist."

Report Number:
OSHA 3328-05R
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Date:
2009
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International: http://apcointl.org/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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