Disaster/Pandemic preparedness - page 8

I was looking the the other Disaster/Pandemic thread that Florida1 started. She mentioned that after the hurricanes, that they had problems getting basic supplies and food stores were often closed... Read More

  1. by   indigo girl
    Convincing people of the need to prepare for the next pandemic is very difficult. They will come up with all kinds of reasons for why this can not possibly happen. Some will admit to being in denial even though they understand, and even agree with the information. We all have some degree of denial about this possibility, but some of us are able to get past it into action, and prepare anyway. Trying to educate about this very necessary planning for an event that will directly impact nursing gets labeled as alarmist or worse. This is a frightening topic to contemplate, and some of the need to banish it originates from readers who, on some level actually do get that this could happen much as they would like to deny it.

    I can certainly appreciate the quotes from the following essay. Truer words were never spoken, Fla Medic. Developing a thick skin has been a necessity.

    Quote from afludiary.blogspot.com/2007/05/impossible-meme.html
    ... those officials working desperately to prepare our nation will likely be pilloried for their efforts.

    Proving once again, that no good deed goes unpunished.
    http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2007/0...ible-meme.html
  2. by   indigo girl
    Listen up, folks. We are not helpless in a pandemic. Some of us
    will be less at risk, we think, and being less at risk, allows us to take on more responsibility to help those that will need assistance.


    http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2007/0...-pandemic.html
  3. by   Ayrman
    Fla Medic makes some good points. Age does seem to be a factor. It wouldn't be the first time in history that the "elders" were the salvation of their offspring, so to speak.

    RR
  4. by   sanctuary
    Thanks to all the interest here, I have been able to persuade some friends, family and co-workers to begin to prepare, set aside, and invest in our future. Thanks for all the links and hot tips.
  5. by   indigo girl
    Well this is certainly news! Look at what HHS is doing:

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...32&postcount=1
  6. by   indigo girl
    OSHA's new guidelines for protecting HCW during a pandemic.

    http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSH...mic_health.pdf
    (hat tip flutrackers/Niko)
  7. by   sanctuary
    Quote from indigo girl
    OSHA's new guidelines for protecting HCW during a pandemic.

    http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSH...mic_health.pdf
    (hat tip flutrackers/Niko)

    indigogirl, all that came through looked like Sanscrit. What happened? And thanks for all the work that you have done. My place actually has a comittee in place to look at what needs to happen in case of a serious event. Thinking about thinking about it, but at least it is on the horizon.
  8. by   indigo girl
    Quote from sanctuary
    indigogirl, all that came through looked like Sanscrit. What happened? And thanks for all the work that you have done. My place actually has a comittee in place to look at what needs to happen in case of a serious event. Thinking about thinking about it, but at least it is on the horizon.
    Whoah! It does look like Sanskrit. Let me try this again. Sorry!

    Oh, I see that it is actually a problem with the pdf. No matter what site I try to link to, once you hit the pdf, you get Sanskrit. We will have to wait for them to fix it.

    This is the press release:

    http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owad...SES&p_id=14190
  9. by   indigo girl
    Dept of HHS is now hosting the National Pandemic Flu Leadership Blog.
    Everyone is invited to participate. This will only last for five weeks so if you have something to say to our national leaders about pandemic influenza preparation, now is the time to do it. I hope that some of you will take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions. This week's subject is why we need to prepare for pandemic. I see that Secretary Leavitt has posted already.

    http://blog.pandemicflu.gov/

    http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2007/0...ship-blog.html
  10. by   indigo girl
    This is a very good preparedness site that says exactly why you should be concerned:

    http://www.nhpandemicplanner.com/page/page/3677028.htm
    (hat tip/cruiser)
    Last edit by indigo girl on May 24, '07
  11. by   indigo girl
    Here is a preparedness site from the state of Minnesota. Need help preparing your family? Here is how to do it for any type of emergency. Commonsense information that will help you feel like you are ready for almost anything.

    http://www.codeready.org/index.cfm
    (hat tip/Into the Woods)
  12. by   Goju
    Rebecca Patton, President, American Nurses Association, just posted a blog at the new HHS Pandemic Flu Blog.

    Please join the conversation. We need all of you.


    http://blog.pandemicflu.gov/
  13. by   indigo girl
    This is interesting. I picked it up via the new HHS blog. I think it is a good idea, but is it practical? I don't know.

    http://www.curevents.com/vb/showpost...24&postcount=1

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