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Highway Safety Administration Releases Pandemic Influenza Guidelines


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is pleased to announce that EMS Pandemic Influenza Guidelines for Statewide Adoption and Preparing for Pandemic Influenza: Recommendations for Protocol Development for 9-1-1 Personnel and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) have been posted on the NHTSA website.

We appreciate the efforts of the EMS and 9-1-1 communities in helping to develop these documents. Your dedication and persistence ensured the development of comprehensive and useful documents.

Below are links to the final versions of the two documents:

EMS Pandemic Flu Guidelines for Statewide Adoption
http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/ems/PandemicInfluenzaGuidelines/

Preparing for Pandemic Influenza: Recommendations for Protocol Development for 9-1-1 Personnel and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)
http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/ems/PandemicInfluenza/

There is also a link to the documents at http://www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/federal/.

These documents have been submitted for printing and for the preparation of CD-ROMs.  Once completed, the National Association of State EMS Officials will distribute the documents more widely.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Drew Dawson at (202-366-9966) or Gam Wijetunge (202-493-2793).

Drew Dawson, Director
Office of Emergency Medical Services
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Drew.dawson@dot.gov

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