UPDATES AND DIRECTIVES FOR 2009 H1N1 INFLUENZA

Cal/OSHA Guidance for the 2010-2011 Influenza Season
  • Cal/OSHA Guidance for the 2010-2011 Influenza Season Regarding the Application of the Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Standard (Issue Date: 11/5/2010). Click here to download the guidance.
Guidance for Influenza Prevention in Health Care Settings

Friday, November 5, 2010

  • CDPH has released an updated guidance for influenza prevention in health care settings which supersedes the "Guidance for Infection Control for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Health Care Settings.  Click here to download the updated guidance.

Recent H1N1 Guidance from the Centers for Disease & Prevention Control (CDC)

Monday, May 3, 2010

CDPH Updated Infection Control Guidance Documents

Friday, February 5, 2010

  • CDPH has issued the following updated guidance documents: 
    • Guidance for Infection Control for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Health Care Settings - CDPH and Cal/OSHA joint statement. 
      Click here to download the updated guidance.
    • Infection Control Guidance for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Long-Term Care Facilities.  Click here to download the guidance.
Guidance for Infection Control for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Health Care Settings

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

State Recall of 3M-8000 Respirator Issued from Stockpile - Cal/OSHA Alert 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

  • Recently CDPH and Cal/OSHA have become aware that the 3M-8000, a prevalent respirator model in the state and federal supply, has a low success rate in fit-testing.  After further investigation, and discussions with the manufacturer and other respirator experts, CDPH has decided to withhold further shipments of this respirator and has asked local health departments to stop providing these respirators to health care facilities, CDPH is now developing procedures for the return of remaining supplies of the 8,000 respirators to health care facilities.  CDPH is now developing procedures for the return of remaining supplies of the 8,000 respirators by local health departments and health care facilities.  Cal/OSHA Alert of 3M-8000 Respirator
Updated Interim Recommendations from CDC for the Use of Antiviral Medications

Monday, December 14, 2009

  • Updated Interim Recommendations for the Use of Antiviral Medications in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza.  Click here to see the updated recommendations.
Director's Response on H1N1 Vaccine Documentation

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

  • This is a letter from Mark Horton, recommending that all health facilities offer H1N1 vaccine to staff and document same, including staff declinations.  Click here to see the letter.
CDPH Interim Guidance on Distribution of State & Federal stockpiles of N95 Respirators for H1N1

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cal/OSHA - Appendix C: Vaccination Declination Statement

Friday, October 23, 2009

  • The employer shall assure that employees who decline to accept a recommended vaccination offered by the employer sign and date "Appendix C: Vaccination Declination Statement" as required by subsection (g)(5)(E) the Immunization Action Coalition's "Declination of H1N1 Influenza Vaccination" Statement.
Cal/OSHA Interim Enforcement Policy on H1N1

Friday, October 23, 2009

Q&A from CDC: Respiratory Protection for Infection Control Measures for 2009 H1N1

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

CDC: Interim Guidance on Infection Control Measures for 2009 H1N1

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Requirements

Monday, October 12, 2009

CDC 2009-10 Influenza Season Triage Algorithm for Adults with Influenza-Like Illness

Monday, October 5, 2009

  • This algorithm is designed to assist physicians and those under their supervision in identifying indicators of and responses to symptoms of flu-like illness, i.e., fever with cough or sore throat (NOTE: this guidance is not intended for use by the general public and is not a substitute for sound clinical judgment). Click here to download and print the algorithm.
FAQ Sheet for H1N1 in LTC Facilities

Friday, October 2, 2009

  • Click here for CAHF's frequently asked questions regarding H1N1
State of California's Novel H1N1 Mass Vaccination Operational Plan
Friday, September 18, 2009
State of California's Novel H1N1 Mass Vaccination Operational Plan

Institute of Medicine's H1N1 Recommendations for Health Care Workers

Friday, September 4, 2009
On 9/3/09 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its recommendation that health care workers (including those who work in non-hospital settings) who interact with patients suspected or confirmed to be infected with novel H1N1 influenza A should wear N95 respirators. IOM emphasized several times throughout its "Letter Report: Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A" the importance of also utilizing other infection control strategies. Click here to view the briefing.

CDPH H1N1 Updated Guidelines

Thursday, August 20, 2009

  • The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has previously issued infection prevention and control recommendations for known or suspected pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza patients in long-term health care settings. CDPH last updated the guidelines on May 19, 2009.  This document provides further updated recommendations.
CDPH Guidance on Requesting an 1135 Waiver

Friday, November 13, 2009

CDC: Letter to Providers Promoting PPSV for Adults

Friday, November 13, 2009

  • CDC urges pneumococcal vaccine for risk groups:  The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent a letter on November 10, 2009 to healthcare providers warning that pneumococcal infections have been seen in some fatal pandemic H1N1 cases and reminding them to offer the pneumonia vaccine to those who are currently recommended to receive them.  It urged special emphasis on vaccinating those under age 65 who have high-risk conditions; because coverage rates are especially low and they may be more likely to develop secondary bacterial infections: Letter to Providers
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) - Potential Fit-Test Training Consultants

Friday, November 6, 2009

  • The following link will take you to the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Consultant locator.  By selecting Respiratory Protection/PPE in the Specialty area and California in the State area, you will be given a list of consultants in California that can assist you with fit-testing your employees: https://webportal.aiha.org/Custom/ConsultantsSearch.aspx 

 

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