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Preparations enable children's EDs to effectively handle H1N1 surge.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20192061     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tabletop exercises can be an effective strategy preparing for situations that involve numerous hospital departments, such as a pandemic surge. Here are some highlights of the successful tabletop exercises used by the Minneapolis and St. Paul EDs of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to prepare for last fall's H1N1 outbreak. Every unit that interfaces with the ED was involved in the discussions. Participants were given "homework assignments" to outline their role in the overall response process. Department heads made in-person visits to overflow spaces to ensure they had adequate resources should they be required to accommodate patients.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ED management : the monthly update on emergency department management     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1044-9167     ISO Abbreviation:  ED Manag     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-02     Completed Date:  2010-03-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9425690     Medline TA:  ED Manag     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-7     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Disaster Planning / methods*
Disease Outbreaks
Emergency Service, Hospital / organization & administration*
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype*
Influenza, Human* / epidemiology
Minnesota / epidemiology
Surge Capacity / organization & administration*

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