Weekly Poll: Pandemic preparedness

By: April 27th, 2009 Email This Post Print This Post

A report released by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) recently claimed that America’s healthcare facilities are not prepared to protect their employees during a pandemic flu outbreak. Of the 104 facilities surveyed, one-third said they had no written plan in place for a pandemic, and 43% of respondents  said that because of the lack of readiness, they thought most or some of their co-workers would stay home during a pandemic.

Without this workforce, the already unpredictable nature of a pandemic could be much worse. But who could blame them? After all, there is no reason healthcare workers should have to risk their own health to do their job.

Do you think your facility has enough precautions in place?

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We can not vouch for the methodology used in the recent survey conducted by a group of healthcare workforce unions, however, we were not surprised by the findings. Reference: “Healthcare Workers in Peril: Preparing To Protect Worker Health and Safety During Pandemic Influenza” A Union Survey Report, April 16, 2009. A timely Report? JB


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