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Pandemic Preparedness: Implementation of Infection Prevention Emergency Plans

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Terri Rebmann
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Institute of Biosecurity, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Saint Louis University, School of Public Health, Saint Louis, Missouri
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Abstract

The H1N1 influenza pandemic provided a real-world test of hospital disaster plans. Challenges to hospitals included inconsistent use of isolation precautions; changing and conflicting guidelines; lack of available supplies, including N95 respirators and medications; and overwhelming amounts of information that required sifting. Further research is needed regarding pandemic planning.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2010

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