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Flu Outbreak: EMS Best Practice Recommendations

To-date much of the information about the spread of swine influenza has pertained to the general public, hospital personnel, and public health departments. The EMS Chiefs of Canada, drawing off of their 2003 experience with the SARS epidemic, has issued a set of best practices for EMS agency administrators, EMTs and Paramedics, and dispatchers.

Read the EMS Chiefs of Canada recommendations for Paramedics, Managers, and Dispatchers at the EMS Network.

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By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.