Pandemic influenza is a unique challenge to long-term care because it can be a drawn-out incident, taking several weeks or months to conclude. An effective response to pandemic influenza requires: collaborating with local healthcare coalitions and response partners, planning for increased admits or surge at your facility, and gathering crucial information on an ongoing basis to share with authorities. Awareness of your facility's capacities and your staff's capabilities will allow you to respond to a dynamic and fast-paced situation such as infectious or vector-borne diseases like influenza.
CURRENT EVENTS (Updated 07/30/19)
JUST-IN-TIME RESPIRATORY PROTECTION PROGRAM
The "Just-in-Time Respiratory Protection Program" for long-term care providers provides instruction on how to create a respiratory-protection program through easy-to-use set-up and implementation checklists.