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?