Health and Medical News and Resources

General interest items edited by Janice Flahiff

Hospital Preparedness Checklist for Pandemic Influenza

Hospital Preparedness Checklist for Pandemic Influenza (with a 2009 focus)  aims to help “enhance the readiness of the health facilities to cope with the challenges of an epidemic, a pandemic or any other emergency or disaster, hospital managers need to ensure the initiation of relevant generic priority action. [The document]  aims to provide a checklist of the key action to carry out in the context of a continuous hospital emergency preparedness process.”

This 32 page PDF document includes checklists in the areas of incident command, communication, continuity of essential services, surge capacity, human resources, logistics, and supply management (including pharmaceuticals), infection prevention and control, case management, surveillance, and laboratory services.

 

October 28, 2010 Posted by | Professional Health Care Resources | , , , , | 1 Comment

U.S. tries to fix slow response to outbreaks

“The U.S. government proposed major changes on Thursday to the way it works with companies to fight new disease threats such as flu, including reform at the Food and Drug Administration and setting up centers to make vaccines quickly.”

The HHS news release may be found here.

The full report (along with a fact sheet and other related material) may be found here.

August 21, 2010 Posted by | Health News Items | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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