Flu season heightens need for crisis response planning

March 3, 2014 by Vickie Anenberg

While developing a crisis response staffing plan is a good idea for any number of reasons, it's often a contingency document that's prepared once, then sits on a shelf where everyone involved hopes it will remain.

However, as flu season annually reminds us, a staffing crisis can quickly arise from circumstances that are usually considered commonplace. So it's important for hospitals to continually revise their crisis staffing plans.

Here are some suggestions that will have your hospital's staffing plan prepared for natural disasters, flu season and everything in between.

Flu season is not over yet, make sure your plan is ready before you need it.

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