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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Being Aware of the Shortage

The need for more ventilators for pandemic planning is quite obvious, but, given the fact that most large organizations respond to events rather than proactively plan, and they are always worried about appearances. Letters to public media to investigate will probably have more effect than individual letters to hospitals, as media sources are far more difficult to ignore.

The questions to ask of your hospital or local planning organization are:
1. Are you aware of the need to plan for a pandemic?
2. Do you have plans in place to deal with the expected surge?
3. Do you think the existing plans will be sufficient or do you need more support in place?

I hope to have a preliminary design posted soon.
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