H1N1 Virus Diagram (click to enlarge)
The following eight PDF fact sheets on the H1N1 virus and pandemic were written for a variety of audiences, covering a variety of coping mechanisms. This combination of preventative topics, coping mechanisms and target audiences make them rare among similar “H1N1 Fact Sheets” out there that mostly cover basics and locations for vaccination. Furthermore, there are three tool kits to deal with pandemic prevention and containment at various places (child care, schools, universities), and two working documents for the same thing at work.
— Strategies for Building Resilience
— Strategies for Building Resilience: Health Care Workers
— How Recognize and Manage Stress in Children During a Pandemic: Parents and Caregivers
— Tips for Managing Stress During a Pandemic: Teachers
— Tips for Managing Stress During a Pandemic: Long Term Care Facility Residents
— Tips for Managing Stress during a Pandemic: Health Care Workers
— Tips for Managing Stress during a Pandemic: Adults
— Tips for Building Family, Friends and Community Supports During the H1N1 Pandemic
— Best Practice Guidelines for Workplace Health and Safety During Pandemic
— General Guidance for the Prevention of H1N1 in the Workplace
— H1N1 Tool Kit for Child Care Programs and Family Home Day Care Agencies
— H1N1 Tool Kit for School Administrators
— H1N1 Tool Kit for Colleges and Universities
H1N1 virus picture
These documents were produced by the Government of Nova Scotia. However, they are not just for Nova Scotians. They are meant for people, in general. Furthermore, most of the content could be broadly expanded to be useful for future flu and cold outbreaks. That’s my analytical opinion, but you can decide if you agree in reading the documents.
Please note I am NOT a physician so do not ask me questions on the information in these fact sheets. If you are in Nova Scotia, you can contact the Joint Health Emergency Operations Centre with your questions.
This post is also neither a case for vaccination or not. I am choosing not to get an H1N1 shot, in case you thought I was pushing it with Fact Sheets from a government with a vaccination campaign. My choice is a personal one and should not be interpreted as a contradicting policy statement. It is a personal choice to be vaccinated or not and people should make that choice after informing themselves. The content of these Fact Sheets is useful whether or not you get an H1N1 shot.
These documents were sent broadly in the Nova Scotia government with permission to be “posted / circulated broadly to ensure it reaches as many people as possible”. That, and good quality of information described above are why I am posting them. Should I see updated documents, I will replace these.
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 9.2