Stockpiling Supplies for the Next Influenza Pandemic
Published Date:Jun 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(6):e1.
Keywords:Bioterrorism And Preparedness
Equipment And Supplies, Hospital
Health Services Needs And Demand
Length Of Stay
Online Conference Summary
United States Department Of Veterans Affairs
Description:Faced with increasing concerns about the likelihood of an influenza pandemic, healthcare systems have been challenged to determine what specific medical supplies that should be procured and stockpiled as a component of preparedness. Despite publication of numerous pandemic planning recommendations, little or no specific guidance about the types of items and quantities of supplies needed has been available. The primary purpose of this report is to detail the approach of 1 healthcare system in building a cache of supplies to be used for patient care during the next influenza pandemic. These concepts may help guide the actions of other healthcare systems.
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