Pandemic idea sharing. Regardless of cause, H5N1, SARS or Ebola the same basic plannings are the same. While a few are tasked with creating the plans, the many are tasked with carrying them out. Disucss plans, ideas, fears and rescources here.
One great exhibit at the 2011 Joint Warfighter conference was TIDES ( http://www.star-tides.net/ ) working out of National Defense University – part of the DoD.
Learn how to recover and live even after a major disaster capable of wiping out all infrastructure. Not Katrina but worse – hurricane Andrew. Andrew wiped building off their…[Read more]
I’ve been away and neglectful due to reorganization and economic downturn. Its time to apply lessons learned.
First is always your safety. Use the post holiday sales to buy camping and emergency supplies on the cheap. Flash lights, sleeping bags, cooking stove, first aide kit, lanterns. Too many items – pick two and get them.
Second and…[Read more]
The Salt Lake Valley Health Department recently put together a short video highlighting how we have used social media (specifically Facebook and Twitter) to communicate important information during the H1N1 public health emergency.
If interested, the video is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ANboUjG6GQ.
President declares “H1N1 is declared a national emergency” Source: http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/25/h1n1-a-national-emergency/?feat=home_headlines
While flu production is lower than expeccted there act do not “react”. Break the transmission chain – stay home when sick, wash your hands, have flu medications to reduce symptoms at home.…[Read more]
Primary to high schools in southern virginia start to Vaccinate as H1N1 moves to 95% of college campuses.
We have had two confirmed cases at work so far. Diabetics and asmatics are taking time off to see doctors or just stay away from sick folk.
Hospitals in Southern VA forbid those under 18 from entering hostpital. Childrens Hospital of Kings…[Read more]
H1H1 flu flyer for parents.
The fire department is putting up hand sanatizers and mask dispensers in government buildings and libraries. They will be filled later.
Henry, Jim – Hi and thank you for the posts.
There has been a blog posted which PROBABLY could have some interest to this group…
above blog refers to http://www.heritage.org/Research/HealthCare/bg2315.cfm
Latest on H1N1 shots from HHS http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/09/20090911a.html
Hi Everyone, I’m moderating a panel at the Gov 2.0 Summit in DC on the 10th of Sep on “using technology to improve the response to an H1N1 pandemic”. If anyone has interesting anecdotes in that vein please let me know. Thanks!
Quick links – CidRap Swine flu news for Aug 28th, and days prior http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/
Those who are pandemic ready are also Tropical storm Danny ready.
“Special Webcast for Pregnant Women and New Moms” on Flu.gov http://www.flu.gov
News – H1N1 is not mutating quickly so the vaccine should be good.
If there is flu – should I ride the train, bus,…[Read more]
Have posted to the Forum the following …
Pandemic Planning and the Federal employee
From Federal news radio
OPM preparing for pandemic by adjusting sick leave policy
By Jason Miller
August 27, 2009 – 4:09pm
Federal employee sick leave benefits likely will be changing.
NOT sure that this is exactly what one would call “planning at the local level”
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6557550.html Tell the parents that they need to plan and react accordingly when the H1N1 virus hits the schools and the schools will go on their merry way.
What a couple of weeks. Sister in law getting married, niece, husband and child moving in from out of state, UPS dying and the other DBA I work with just got a new job. All this is important because they will continue to happen during H1N1 or H5N1 pandemic.
I’ve thought about how pandemic inpact getting parts, technicians, etc as many companies…[Read more]
Hi. e-Records and RF-ID equipment and patient tracking are big in health care. More offices are going that way and even having older past records scanned. Scanning does not always do OCR (optical character recognition) that covers a picture to text but it is valuable.
Two big issues I think thatis overlooked are DR (Disaster recovery) and…[Read more]
Hi everyone, I thought this might interest members of this group. We’re sponsoring a Webinar with HIMSS and Government Health IT magazine on Personal Health Records in Government. The event (held on July 29) features speakers from DoD and VA who will provide an overview of the goals, technology components and current lessons of personal health…[Read more]
Questions & Answers: Novel H1N1 Influenza Vaccine
Yes they are testing a vaccine. Yes it may only be available to kids at first. Yes there will be two flu shots this year – one for H1N1 and one for seasonal flu.
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