We know that an outbreak in a facility can overwhelm staff, which can affect the usual routine for everyone. As Infection Preventionists, we need to be pro-active in being prepared for the flu and norovirus season that can lead to outbreaks. Emergency Management’s phases of preparedness can be used by IPs to be prepared for unforeseen events that have the potential to be disastrous to staffing. In the following we discuss: Prevention; Mitigation; Preparedness; Response; and Recovery.
September Is National Preparedness Month
CDC Ebola Key Message