Toolkit prepares nursing homes for influenza pandemic

OSHA Healthcare Connection, January 18, 2011

A new tool created by the New Jersey Hospital Association will help nursing homes deal with an influenza pandemic. Planning Today for a Pandemic Tomorrow: A Toolkit for Nursing Facilities helps nursing homes review and develop policies and procedures, identify gaps, and generate a pandemic influenza plan that will facilitate a more effective response during a crisis.

Of particular interest to worker safety, the human resources module checklist addresses:

  • Protecting workforce during a pandemic
  • Minimizing staff absenteeism and its impact on operations
  • Reassigning staff duties
  • Isolation and quarantine

Click here for more information on the toolkit, including a download link.

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