Pandemic / Disaster Response Plan

A disaster recovery plan allows businesses to manage and survive an incident with multiple casualties.  In remote and rural areas, health services may not be able to cope.  It is important to have medical input, know your hospital and what it can do, and have a back-up plan if your hospital is unable to cope.  Credible scenarios include cyclone, bus accidents, or industrial explosions.

It is important to have a written plan with

  • Roles and Responsibilities,
  • Contact Information
  • Critical Functions and
  • Priorities Identified

A pandemic is one potential disaster that requires planning now.

The World Health Organization (WHO)  has stated

  • An influenza pandemic is imminent
  • Millions of people will die.
  • Companies need to be prepared

In a pandemic,

  • Medical facilities will be overwhelmed
  • Essential services will break down
  • 25-50% staff absenteeism likely
  • remote areas with limited health services will be particularly vulnerable.

Teledr Videoconferencing

  • Reduces the need for travel to a doctor in a pandemic.
  • Decreases the spread of the virus
  • Allows patient to be cared for while also being isolated.
  • Ensures you have support even if your nurse or paramedic gets sick.
  • Links you with large hospitals and public health authorities for assistance

Using TeleDr helps industry plan for a pandemic including

  • Precautions for Travellers against Avian Influenza A (H5N1)
  • Vaccination against seasonal influenza
  • Vaccination against pandemic influenza
  • Pneumococcal vaccination
  • Antivirals e.g. Tamiflu
  • Antibiotics
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) e.g. P2 masks
  • Medical Care and Medical Evacuation

TeleDr can provide the medical input and establish links with health providers, to ensure a better service to you in a pandemic or other credible disasters such as cyclones, bus crashes, or industrial explosions.