Case-Influenza Pandemic

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20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31  Establish mechanisms to streamline sharing of information between the hospital administration, department heads and facility staff Draft in advance key messages addressing a variety of pandemic related scenarios with different target audiences in mind Brief the hospital staff on their roles and responsibities within the incident action plan Ensure that all decisions on patient prioritization,, infection prevention, and control measures and policies related to use of anti-   virals  and vaccines are communicated to all relevant staff and stakeholders Ensure the collection, processing, and reporting of information to supervisor stakeholders and through them to neighboring hospitals, private practitioners and pre-hospitals networks Appoint a public information spokesperson to coordinate communication with the public, the media and health authorities Ensure reliable and sustainable primary and back-up communication systems and access to updated contact lists. To: Ahmad Salman From: Valerie Grondin Subject: Influenza Pandemic Planning at LHSC Date: March 2, 2010 Issues The occupational health and safety services (OHSS) department of the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all the LHSC employees as well as infection control, which includes pandemic planning. Cathy Stark, the manager of OHSS is overwhelmed by the many issues that have to be considered in the event of an influenza pandemic. One of the primary dilemmas in planning for an influenza pandemic is the inherent conflict between Stark’s role as manage of OHSS and the likely requirement that LHSC’s staff would need to work that posed personal danger to themselves. Stark also needs to decide how the plan should be communicated to the staff. Refer to exhibit 1 for a list of various possible issues and exhibit 2 for the CMA code of ethics. Recommendations To enhance the readiness the LHSC to cope with the challenge of a pandemic, Stark needs to ensure the initiation of relevant generic priority action. Even for a well- prepared hospital, coping with the health consequences of an epidemic or a pandemic would be a complex challenge. However, despite the difficult demands and obstacles foreseen, the proactive implementation of specific pandemic-related action can facilitate effective hospital-based management during a pandemic. Course of Actions
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