Managing pandemic influenza in general practice


A guide for preparation, response and recovery

2.1 What is the PFK?

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The PFK is a set of documents to help general practices prepare for and manage an outbreak of pandemic influenza, consisting of three main components:


1. Managing pandemic influenza in general practice


A guide for preparation, response and recovery (Pandemic influenza guide)

This guide contains current evidence based information about pandemic influenza and includes comprehensive information regarding PPRR principles and activities. Figure 2 shows this cycle.

Figure 2. Emergency cycle

Emergency cycle


2. Implementation guide


This is a shorter document in flipchart format that contains clear tangible actions specifically aligned with pandemic stages (including colour coding) as outlined within the AHMPPI.

The key stages of this resource are discussed in more detail in the Implementation guide; they include the following.

Preparedness

(Response) Standby stage

(Response) Initial action stage

(Response) Targeted action stage

(Response) Stand down stage

 

3. Pandemic influenza toolkit


The Pandemic influenza toolkit is a collection of operational documents developed to support general practices in their preparedness and response efforts. The toolkit comprises pandemic planning templates, checklists, triage algorithms, scripts and downloadable posters.

By completing the planning templates and using the additional resources, practices will have developed a pandemic plan that is individually tailored to their practice.