Patient safety tool: Flu planning exercise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released an interactive tool for healthcare stakeholders to gauge their preparedness for flu-related patient surges.

The exercise, Pan Flu Scramble Exercise, asks players to coordinate their response to an influenza pandemic scenario in which the number of patients seeking care exceeds their ability to provide timely and adequate care.

Click here to access the Pan Flu Scramble Exercise.

Note: View our database providing more than 150 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

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