In a pandemic or public health emergency situation, pharmacists are on the front lines of helping to keep the public safe. Their role includes educating the community about safety and prevention, administering vaccinations, and providing first aid treatment and advice. This contribution is critical in any emergency situation, when the resources of physicians and hospitals are overburdened, and timely assistance by trained healthcare workers to patients and the public is paramount.
We have gathered a collection of important information sources and tools for use by pharmacists in an emergency planning or response context, to help you stay informed, protect yourselves and your business, and provide responsive patient care.
Prevention education tools
Business planning resources
- Infection Control Resources for Pharmacists (OCP)
- Business Continuity Planning
- Model Medical Directive for renewal for refilling a prescription during a pandemic/emergency (OCP)