Health Professionals: Pandemic Preparedness
Materials to help health professionals, including hospitals, home health care, medical offices and clinics, emergency medical services, and medical transport, plan for an influenza pandemic.
- H1N1 Novel Influenza Information for Health Professionals
H1N1 novel influenza (formerly known as swine flu) information including testing criteria, case definition, infection control guidelines, treatment guidelines and more.
- H5N1 Avian Influenza Information for Health Professionals
Avian H5N1 information for healthcare providers and laboratories, including how to identify possible cases of H5N1 influenza and details of infection control considerations once you have a suspect case.
Pandemic Influenza Planning Assumptions (PDF: 118KB/2 pages)
Table showing the number of people in the U.S. and Minnesota who might get sick, need outpatient care, be hospitalized, need ICU care or a ventilator, or die.
- Flu Centers
Assessment, referral and treatment centers during an influenza pandemic.
Updated June, 2009
- Ambulatory Care Clinic Tool Kit
Toolkit containing material for the clinic management team to use in planning for and responding to infection control aspects of an influenza pandemic.
- Antiviral Drug Prescribing, Dispensing, and Delivery Project (PDF: 699KB/123 pages)
Determining the best way to antiviral medications to people who need them during an influenza pandemic.
Influenza Planning Update (PowerPoint: 4.8MB/62 slides) (PDF:
Generic pandemic presentation that can be customized for diverse audiences.