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Pandemic influenza outbreak info
The US is in alert status for a possible Pandemic flu outbreak. If we do have a pandemic outbreak, the nurse patient ratio could be so difficult. An inservice at work told the class today that nurse/patient ratios could be 5:1 in ICU; and 20:1 for the floor. It's scary to think that this could happen. These ratios were given to the class on a power point presentation, I wish I had the actual cdc facts for the instructors link. . One of the biggest verbal suggestions is 'use common sense and dont get sick" !