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AHLA’s guidebook about pan-flu preparedness is now updated with a new look and re-titled to Pan-Flu Preparedness: Key Legal Issues (formerly, Community Pan-Flu Preparedness: A Checklist of Key Legal Issues for Health Care Providers). While the look and title have changed and all referenced website addresses have been updated, the substantive content remains unchanged and continues to serve as a valuable resource for health care providers and community leaders when preparing for and responding to pandemics and large-scale outbreaks. AHLA’s re-launch of this important resource could not be more timely as medical centers throughout the country consider how they might handle a potential Ebola case.
Pan Flu Preparedness examines the critical legal and ethical issues involved in pandemic preparedness planning and response. This guidebook is a scalable tool designed to assist health care providers, public health agencies, and government officials take concrete steps to prepare for and respond to a pandemic. Some of the many issues addressed in Pan Flu Preparedness include isolation and quarantine; altered standards of care; ethical obligations of duty to treat; protecting employees and maintaining operations; and business continuity.
Hospital executives and administrators; emergency physicians and nurses; public health officials; homeland security and emergency management personnel; first responders; and members of the general public who wish to prepare for a major public emergency will find Pan Flu Preparedness especially useful.