Swine Flu Infection Control Guidelines


On April 20, 2009 the CDC published Interim Guidance on Infection Control and Antiviral Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Swine Influenza. The guidelines are written for public health and hospital personnel. There is no specific mention of EMT or Paramedic field contact with patients with suspected or known respiratory illness from the Swine Influenza A (H1N1) virus.

EMS providers who encounter a patient with respiratory infection and or febrile illness should take these important actions.

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