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SWINE FLU UPDATES

Chronological Events of the Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection

MAY 1, 2009 - Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Specific Guidance #3 Guidance and Recommendations for Local EMS Agencies and EMS Providers for H1N1 Influenza A (Swine Flu) Response

To date, the H1N1 Influenza A (swine flu) response remains fluid and subject to rapid change. Additionally, the EMS Authority recognizes that each local EMS agency (LEMSA) may have a different approach based upon the number of confirmed or suspected cases within their jurisdiction. Read the GUIDANCE HERE. You may also download a copy of the guidance HERE.

APRIL 28, 2009 - Interim Guidance for Cleaning Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Transport Vehicles during an Influenza Pandemic

General guidelines for cleaning or maintaining Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Transport Vehicles after transporting a suspected influenza patient during a pandemic. Click HERE for the guidelines.

APRIL 28, 2009 - GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER ISSUES PROCLAMATION TO CONFRONT SWINE FLU OUTBREAK

As part of the state's aggressive approach to addressing the swine flu, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today proclaimed a State of Emergency that will support and facilitate our state health departments' response to this outbreak. Click HERE for the Governor's proclamation.

APRIL 23, 2009 - INFLUENZA LIKE ILLNESS (ILI) ALERT

As of April 23, 2009, five California residents (three children and two adults) have been diagnosed with swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection. Click HERE for complete information.

EMS AND NON-EMERGENT (MEDICAL) TRANSPORT ORGANIZATIONS PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PLANNING CHECKLIST

Planning for pandemic influenza is critical for ensuring a sustainable health care response. The HHS and CDC have developed this checklist for all EMS and Non-Emergent (Medical) Transport Organizations which is available now in our documents drawer.

APRIL 23, 2009 - EMS SPECIFIC GUIDANCE TO ESTABLISH PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES FOR STANDARD BARRIER AND DROPLET PRECAUTIONS FOR INFLUENZA-LIKE ILLNESS (ILI)

Consistent with CDPH guidance, EMS workers providing care for patients with Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) should use appropriate standard barrier precautions and droplet precautions, based upon the circumstances of the case. Click HERE for Guidance #1.

 

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