H1N1: How it is Affecting Nurses

Nurses across the nation are facing caring for patients with the H1N1 virus at alarming rates and should take as many precautionary steps as possible to protecting themselves and their families. Look here for more information from the American Nurses Association. You will find detailed steps to help safeguard your environment. For nurses, this means educating themselves and their communities on the pandemic plans currently in place or being developed in their workplaces and their hometowns.  All nurses should advocate for and help develop a comprehensive plan for pandemic flu in their immediate areas, know their role in those plans, and if interested in becoming a volunteer responder, should register now with an organized emergency response system.

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Here are tips for prevention of the H1N1 virus: