Preparing for swine flu: 10 questions that all nurses need to ask themselves.

Abstract

Human swine flu is spreading rapidly and it is timely to reflect on how well we as individuals are prepared for a pandemic. Being prepared includes nurses not only being confident they have a mask that fits but also being practised at putting on and removing personal protective equipment safely. It also involves being familiar with the latest guidance from the Department of Health, having an understanding of the processes in their workplace and an appreciation of some of the ethical challenges if numbers of affected patients overwhelm the health system's resources. This article suggests staff ask themselves 10 questions to assess their level of preparedness.

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@article{Robinson2009PreparingFS, title={Preparing for swine flu: 10 questions that all nurses need to ask themselves.}, author={Susan Robinson and Holly Sutherland and D . W . Spooner}, journal={Nursing times}, year={2009}, volume={105 34}, pages={14-5} }