Public Health Practices: Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
Public Health Practices
Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
ASTHO - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

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Caring for the sick at home when it's the only option (WY)

The hour-long DVD provides practical, detailed information on caring for ill persons, including those with influenza, at home. It is aimed at non-medical care providers. The DVD provides information...

Homemade personal protective equipment (PA)

The article contains specific instructions on how to construct a handmade mask, which was tested against an aerosol challenge with some measurable benefit. The authors of this brief study admit that...

Healthcare Coalition Council of King County (WA)

A coalition was formed between healthcare facilities in King County, Washington, and relevant results arose from the partnership. The general descriptions of the coalition and its sub-committees...

Pandemic Influenza Planning: Health and Social Service Planning for Wales

Wales' report contains useful algorithms and protocols for health care workers who will be performing initial triage during a pandemic. Flow charts of care pathways move toward specific clinical...

Pandemic flu newspaper column series (GA)

Eleven newspaper columns on pandemic influenza emphasize personal preparedness and can be used by state and local health departments as effective public education tools. The short columns provide a...

Pandemic Influenza Information Tool Kit: Town Hall Meetings (IN)

These documents are part of a detailed toolkit for planning and conducting local mini-Summits or Town Hall Meetings on introductory pandemic preparedness issues. The toolkit is noteworthy, because...

Central Brooklyn Center for Bioterrorism and Preparedness Planning: An Integrated Plan to Augment Surge Capacity (NY)

A concept of operations describes an integrated approach to developing surge capacity plans between multiple hospitals. Four hospitals in Brooklyn, New York, developed a collaborative plan by...

Guidance Document for Development of Protocols for Management of Patients Presenting to Hospital Emergency Departments and Clinics with Communicable Diseases of Urgent Public Health Concern (NY)

The Guidance Document was prepared to assist hospitals in developing and updating their protocols for communicable disease screening and isolation. The materials are specific to New York City's...

Trainings, Drills & Exercises: Hospital and Primary Care Centers Tabletop Toolkit (NY)

New York City's toolkit can be used as a starting point to design, conduct, and evaluate tabletop exercises to enhance hospital preparedness for emergencies, such as pandemic influenza. The...

Three screening algorithms describe initial management of adults and children with suspected pandemic influenza. The flow charts provide criteria for self care at home, supervised outpatient...

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