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Health Professionals

 • Overview  • Infection Control
 • Guidance  • Treatment
 • Planning Guides  • Vaccine Info
 • Toolkit  • Reporting
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Overview

Health professionals will play a crucial role during a pandemic. Planning for pandemic influenza is key. The following checklists, toolkit, and guidelines will assist healthcare providers and service organizations in planning for a pandemic outbreak.

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Guidance

H1N1 Flu Clinical and Public Health Guidance (CDC Site exit link)
The CDC's resource page containing clinical and public health guidance links.

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidelines for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employers (Occupational Safety and Health Administration Adobe Acrobat File)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administrations guidelines for healthcare workers and employers.

Pandemic Flu Planning Guidance for MRC Units (Medical Reserve Corps Adobe Acrobat File)
Read about the Pandemic Influenza Planning Guidance for Medical Reserve Corps Units that will be used to identify specific activities MRC units can do now to prepare for a Pandemic.

Actions for Novel H1N1 Influenza Planning and Response for Medical Offices and Outpatient Facilities (Flu.gov Site exit link)

Abbreviated Pandemic Influenza Plan template for Primary Care Provider Offices: Guidance for Stakeholders (CDC Adobe Acrobat File)

Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation (Flu.gov Site exit link)

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Planning Guides

Pandemic Influenza Plan (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Site exit link)
A planning guide for healthcare professionals.

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Toolkit

Pandemic Influenza Information for Health Professionals (CDC Site exit link)
This toolkit provides resources and information for clinicians to use in discussing pandemic influenza with patients and providing care in case of a flu pandemic in the United States.

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Checklists

Hospital Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (Flu.gov Site exit link)
Checklist for hospitals to help prepare for a pandemic.

Home Health Care Services Checklist (Flu.gov Site exit link) [En Espanol] (Adobe Acrobat File)
This checklist identifies specific steps that home health care service providers can take now to prepare for a pandemic.

Hospital Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (Flu.gov Site exit link)
Checklist for hospitals to help prepare for a pandemic.

Emergency Medical Service and Non-Emergent (Medical) Transport Organizations Pandemic Influenza Checklist (Flu.gov Site exit link)
EMS and medical transport organizations can use this checklist to help prepare for a pandemic.

Long-Term Care and Other Residential Facilities Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (Flu.gov Site exit link)
The checklist identifies key areas: a structure for planning and decision making, and a written plan with subplans.

Medical Offices and Clinics Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (Flu.gov Site exit link)
Specific steps are outlined in this checklist that medical offices and clinics, including outpatient care clinics, can take to prepare for a pandemic.

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Infection Control

Please check back; infection control information is coming soon.

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Treatment

Health Professional Resources (Flu.gov Site exit link)
For up to date and comprehensive treatment information from Flu.gov, view the lists within the H1N1 Guidance section for specific professional groups.

Treatment (Antiviral Drugs) (CDC Site exit link)

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Vaccine Info

H1N1 Vaccine - Dose Spacing and Administration with Seasonal Influenza and Other Vaccines (Flu.gov Site exit link)

H1N1 Vaccine - Dose Spacing for Children 6 Months through 9 Years of Age (Flu.gov Site exit link)

Updated Guidance for the Use of CSL™ 2009 H1N1 Monovalent Vaccine (Flu.gov Site exit link)

H1N1 Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Dosage Chart (CDC Adobe Acrobat File)

Vaccine Information for Clinicians and Health Care Professionals (CDC Site exit link)

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Reporting

Influenza surveillance summaries for 2009-2010 Columbus & Franklin County Seasonal Influenza Activity (Communicable Disease Reporting System Site exit link)

2009 H1N1 Flu: Situation Update provides the most up to date influenza activity reports, including FluView (CDC Site exit link)

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