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Preparing for a Pandemic

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Robert Jackson's slides from his May 31, 2009 presentation on what we can do personally and as families to prepare for a pandemic.

Robert Jackson's slides from his May 31, 2009 presentation on what we can do personally and as families to prepare for a pandemic.

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  • 1. Preparing our families for a Pandemic
  • 2. What is a Pandemic?
    • Answer: an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world
  • 3. Prophecies of Plagues and Pestilence
    • “ And plagues shall go forth, and they shall not be taken from the earth until I have completed my work …” (D&C 84:97)
    • “ And thus, with the sword and by bloodshed the inhabitants of the earth shall mourn; and with famine, and plague , and earthquake, and the thunder of heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning also ...” (D&C 87:6)
    • In John's Revelation about the last days plagues are reference in 5 different chapters.
  • 4. The Lord will bless us but He also expects us to do our best to prepare
    • “ if ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30)
    • “ Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God” (D&C 88:119)
  • 5. Examples of Pandemics
    • Smallpox (killed 100+ million in 20 th century)
    • Bubonic & Pneumonic plague “Black Death” (killed an estimated 100 million in 6 th century and 1/4 th to 1/3 rd of Europe in the 14 th century)
    • AIDs (has killed over 25 million since 1980)
    • 1918 Spanish Flu (H1N1 influenza) (killed 20-100 million in 2 years)
  • 6. What Have We Learned From Recent H1N1 “Swine Flu” Outbreak
    • Schools closed
    • Public transportation shut down
    • Public events eliminated for unknown duration (church, athletic events, concerts, funerals, etc.)
    • Shortage of supplies
    • Quarantine is a reality
  • 7. Family Preparations for a Pandemic
    • Get a three month supply of the foods you normally eat and inventory it so you know what you really have.
    • Get copies of medical records for all members of the family. ( You may need these when talking with medical personnel over the phone. Even your doctor may be working from home if he becomes ill, and away from any records. )
    • Teach your family proper hygiene habits and practice them
    • Develop a plan to communicate with family and friends during a period of quarantine.
    • Develop a plan & location for quarantine within the household
  • 8. Teenagers' Prep for Pandemic
    • Understand the symptoms
      • Incubation period (for influenza its 1-4 days)
    • Help parents with inventory of supplies
    • Prepare to do school work at home if schools are closed (practice teaching younger children school lessons and scripture study)
    • Stay home when sick, avoid other family
    • Social Distancing (6 foot rule)
    • Learn Proper Personal Hygiene
  • 9. Social Distancing
    • Six foot rule
    • Avoid confined (indoors) gatherings of people
    • If you must break “Six Foot” rule then were an N95 respirator
  • 10. Personal Hygiene
    • Hand washing – 20-30 Seconds of lather
    • Cover coughs and sneezes (dispose of tissues properly, don't contaminate surfaces)
  • 11. Items Stored for Pandemic (3 month supply)
    • Food
    • Soap (hand soap and laundry soap)
    • Bleach or other disinfectant (e.g., Lysol)
    • Rag(s)
    • Water, clean water source, or filters (2 weeks at least)
    • 2 way radios with rechargeable batteries and a battery charger
    • 2 - 5 Gallon bucket(s) or the equivalent.
    • basic medical supplies to fight the symptoms of the flu: headache, fever, diarrhea, cough and vomiting
  • 12. Items - continued
    • Gasoline/Diesel (keep vehicles filled as much as possible)
    • Paper and Pens should the 2-way radios give out
    • Disposable vinyl, nitrile, or latex gloves
    • Mask and Respirators
    • Watch for keeping time for communication and symptoms
    • Thermometer
    • Toilet Paper
    • Items to have on hand to entertain in case of quarantine
    • foods and drink (electrolyts) for those who are ill
  • 13. Items - continued
    • Protective clothing (long sleeved coveralls with a waterproof apron) or a disposable surgical gown
    • Disposable shoe covers or those that can be disinfected
    • Safety goggles or face shield
  • 14. Face Masks vs Respirators Primarily intended to protect others from the wearer Primarily intended to protect the wearer from airborne particulates
  • 15. Respirators: NOISH & CDC Guidance
    • Recent CDC infection control guidance documents provide recommendations that healthcare workers protect themselves from diseases potentially spread through the air (such as SARS or tuberculosis) by wearing a fit tested respirator at least as protective as a NIOSH-approved N95 respirator.
    • Source: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp_part/
  • 16. NOISH Respirators (disposable)
    • Type Description
    • N95 Filters at least 95% of airborne particles. Not resistant to oil.
    • N99 Filters at least 99% of airborne particles. Not resistant to oil.
    • N100 Filters at least 99.97% of airborne particles. Not resistant to oil.
    • R95 Filters at least 95% of airborne particles. Somewhat resistant to oil.
    • R99* Filters at least 99% of airborne particles. Somewhat resistant to oil.
    • R100* Filters at least 99.97% of airborne particles. Somewhat resistant to oil.
    • P95 Filters at least 95% of airborne particles. Strongly resistant to oil.
    • P99* Filters at least 99% of airborne particles. Strongly resistant to oil.
    • P100 Filters at least 99.97% of airborne particles. Strongly resistant to oil.
    • * No NIOSH approvals are held by this type of disposable particulate respirator.
  • 17. Common N 95 Respirators -
  • 18. N100 Respirators
  • 19. Doctrine & Coventants 97
    • 22 For behold, and lo, vengeance cometh speedily upon the ungodly as the whirlwind; and who shall escape it?
    • 23 The Lord’s scourge shall pass over by night and by day, and the report thereof shall vex all people; yea, it shall not be stayed until the Lord come;
    • 24 For the indignation of the Lord is kindled against their abominations and all their wicked works.
    • 25 Nevertheless, Zion shall escape if she observe to do all things whatsoever I have commanded her.
    • 26 But if she observe not to do whatsoever I have commanded her, I will visit her according to all her works, with sore affliction, with pestilence, with plague, with sword, with vengeance, with devouring fire.