Preparing for Pandemic Influenza
Recommendations for Protocol Development for
9-1-1 Personnel and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)
 
This document provides interim guidance for 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), the EMS system and medical first-responders and will be updated as needed at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/guidance/.

The information contained in this document is intended to complement existing guidance for healthcare personnel, "Interim Guidance for Infection Control for Care of Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection in a Healthcare Setting" at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/guidelines_infection_control.htm.
 

PSAP Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan
 


We have added a story to the home page at
www.nena.org with links to flu related resources for 9-1-1 Centers.
 

We will update this story as new items are brought to NENA’s attention so check back periodically. The Posted date and time tells you the last update. It is a good practice to click “Refresh” on your browser to ensure you are seeing the most recent content. Additional announcements will be made here and possibly through the membership email blasts. 

If you have resources that should be added please forward them to the email list, my direct email below, or Rick Jones -  NENA Operations Director at rockford9@aol.com. We’ll add them to the story to keep everything in one place for easy reference.


9-1-1 helps ensure that the public is well served in emergencies and that first responders are well-protected as they fulfill their duties. In order to best prepare communications center personnel for calls regarding the H1N1 (Swine) Flu, we urge you to check our
9-1-1 Flu Resources webpage, where important information and useful links have been posted. Resources are updated as they become available.

Already Available on the NENA Website
Created and released within the past 24 hours is the Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Infection.

Released in early 2007 and developed under auspices of the U.S. Department of Transportation is Preparing for Pandemic Influenza: Recommendations for Protocol Development for 9-1-1 Personnel and Public Safety Answering Points. This important guidance document’s creation included very active involvement of key NENA leaders/experts and other 9-1-1 and EMS experts.

Our site is also being updated to reflect useful guidance from the major EMD protocol providers, as available.

Again, check our 9-1-1 Flu Resources webpage, periodically, as we intend to add important information as soon as we learn of its availability.