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Personal Preparedness Pandemic Influenza Prevention of Disease Transmission. Training for Canadian Red Cross Employees and Volunteers. Aim of the Session.
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Training for Canadian Red Cross
Employees and Volunteers
After this session you will be able to:
Step 3: Prepare a kit
Step 2: Make a plan
Step 1: Know your risks
Its up to you!
Emergency PreparednessStep 1: Know your risks
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Check the risks and other hazards that would most likely affect your community:
Checklist reproduced from:
72 hrs ... Is your family prepared?
Water and Food Supplies
In the event of an emergency, you should be prepared to provide for your basic needs, including food and water, for a minimum of 3 days.
If it appears that your community may be affected by a flu pandemic, you should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a slightly longer period – say 7 to 10 days.
Debit, credit cards
Emergency contact information
Water and non-perishable food
Other personal needs
First aid kit and medications
Crank or battery operated radio and batteries
Extra set of car and house keys
Flashlight and batteries
Safety candles, fire proof container, matches or lighterEmergency PreparednessAssembling Your Kits: Emergency Survival Kit
Know your local hazards
Develop a plan based on your risks
Prepare your kits based on your risks
Public Health Agency of Canada: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/influenza/pandemic_e.html
An infection is a disease caused by germs that invade your body.
Germs can be contracted from people, objects, food, animals, or insects. Your body will react to the germs; it may or may not be able to fight off the infection caused by the germs. Infection may lead to disease. How do you recognize situations in which disease transmission might occur and protect yourself and others from infectious disease at home, at school, in the workplace and in other public and recreational settings?
An infection is a condition caused by the invasion of germs in the body.
For someone to get an infection or infectious disease, four things must happen:
If any of these conditions is missing, infection cannot occur.
Direct contact >
Indirect contact >
Airborne transmission >
Vector transmission >
Step 1: Pinch the glove at the wrist, being careful to touch only the glove’s outside surface
Step 2: Pull the glove down and off
Step 3: Form the glove into a ball and hold it in the other hand. Insert thumb under the inside rim of glove, on palm side, push glove inside out and down onto fingers and over balled glove. Discard gloves appropriately.