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Pandemic Flu: How Could Nursing Homes Pitch In?

Pandemic Flu: How Could Nursing Homes Pitch In?

Host: Mark Nolan Hill, MD

Guest: Philip Smith, MD

Guest: Lona Mody, MBBS

Providing healthcare in an influenza pandemic would likely bring an all-hands-on-deck approach. The staff at nursing homes and other care facilities would be enlisted to supply treatment to their own residents, likely in addition to outside patients requiring immediate assistance. How can nursing home institutions train their care providers for the specific demands of a pandemic flu scenario? What would be the special needs of nursing home residents during this time? For a closer look at these questions and more, host Dr. Mark Nolan Hill welcomes Dr. Philip Smith, professor and chief of infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine, and Dr. Lona Mody, assistant professor of internal medicine in the division of geriatric medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.