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we realized we were at risk), at which we determined the course of action we would take, which included identifying medical resources both at the university and off campus and setting up an isolation area, catering services, and ongoing monitoring procedures for infected residents. We ensured that we had a good and easily accessible supply of appropriate prevention items such as gloves, masks, and sanitary hand wash for use when dealing with infected residents. All residents were advised of arrangements that were in place. Steve Palmer: Here at WMU, we have collaborated with numerous offices including dining services, custodial, facilities, our health center, environmental health and safety, and the entire student affairs division, to name just a few. We have put out numerous educational fliers in the halls, offered programs, and placed information and links on our Web site. We have been able to identify our locales for having to isolate students if they are not able to return home. If students have been diagnosed with H1N1 and live in halls without community bathrooms, and we are able to, we keep them within their own halls where they live in rooms I have designated as “conduct hold rooms.” These rooms have their own bathrooms. If the student lives in one of our halls that has a community bathroom, we have been temporarily relocating them, isolating them in a hall where there are two floors that are currently offline. Once they are isolated, we have a detailed handout we walk through with them that highlights the importance of isolation and what we as a department can do for them (such as delivering meals, checking in by phone with them at least twice a day, and providing them with a micro-fridge). We have also installed wall-based hand sanitizers in each lobby. We are also keeping a limited supply of masks and forehead thermometers behind our front desks. Robert Tattershall: I am on the university pandemic committee, so I was informed as the university discussed preparations, and I was able to influence the understanding of our capabilities, and limitations, within the university. Since we have limited space that can be used for isolation and didn’t think isolation made sense once very many people had H1N1 (it’s easy to isolate the first few, but isolating 50, 100, or 200 changes the dynamics entirely), our preparation was geared toward individual responsibility: taking care of yourself, instituting selfisolation, and serving as a backup for residents who didn’t have someone able or willing to help them during the time they were sick. Our response has been the typical signage about sanitation and selfisolation, hall meetings, preparing our RA staff, buying flu kits, and cleaning touch surfaces. H1N1 hit our campus on August 18 at 2 p.m. when we heard of the first case in our halls. By 5 p.m. we knew of seven, and the number multiplied quickly from there. We developed a process by which residents could voluntarily tell their front desks they were sick, which alerted us to expect a call from them each day by 5 p.m., so we knew they had not taken a turn for the worse. We also had flu kits with thermometers at the front desks so residents could assess when they were well by the CDC guidelines; finally, we created a method for other residents to use the sick person’s ID to get food from the dining centers on the sick person’s card. Interestingly, not that many took us up on notifying the front desks or helping with food needs, in part because the symptoms were not severe (much less so than the average seasonal flu) and because, in most cases, residents already had friends who would go get them food, as needed. InfluenzaCommunityLiving.cfm. We developed this list after consultation with a wide variety of individuals, and it was approved by the university’s Public Health Response Team, a group I sit on and which is responsible for managing the university’s response to H1N1. We have in turn tied this list to the university’s main H1N1 Web site: http://www.h1n1.ualberta.ca/. Gonzalez: In some ways, I feel we had a tremendous amount of dialogue throughout the university and in the end reached the conclusion that only a few steps needed to be taken or could be taken. The main plans that residence life and housing services has made include the following: (1) Setting up rooms to isolate healthy students who are more at risk for severe illness due to pre-existing health conditions – rooms to be used if “healthy but at increased risk” students informed Student Health that students around them had become ill; (2) Collaborating with dining services to implement a meal order and delivery system; (3) Providing RAs and residential counselors with thermometers and masks to distribute to residents requesting one; (4) Posting informational posters throughout residence halls; (5) Training RAs about H1N1 (mostly informational in nature); and (6) Keeping hand sanitizer in the restrooms, which we had already put there during a drought two years ago. Sean Duggan: We developed a onepage statement that was posted to our Web site: http://www.housing.ttu. edu/h1n1.php. We have installed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout public areas in the halls, such as lobbies, entrances, elevator lobbies, and bathrooms. We are running educational public service announcements on our residence life cinema channel. We created bookmarks with the flu information from our Web site and then clipped a hand sanitizer pen (15,000 total) to the bookmark and provided these to all students on campus and also provided the information to others as well. We november + December 2009 Dima Utgoff: We have prepared a list of questions and answers which we have posted on the residence services’ Web site: http://www. uofaweb.ualberta.ca/residences/ 5
http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/residences/InfluenzaCommunityLiving.cfm http://www.h1n1.ualberta.ca/ http://www.housing.ttu.edu/h1n1.php http://www.housing.ttu.edu/h1n1.php http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/residences/InfluenzaCommunityLiving.cfm http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/residences/InfluenzaCommunityLiving.cfm

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Talking Stick - November/December 2009
Contents
Online Now
Vision
Just In
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Regroup
Facilities
Business
Calendar
No Small Measure
Military Matriculation
Conversations
First Takes
Reporting Out
Welcome
Snapshot
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 1
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 2
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Contents
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Online Now
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 5
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Vision
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 7
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Just In
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 10
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Your ACUHO-I
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Transitions
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Regroup
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Facilities
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Business
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Calendar
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - No Small Measure
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Military Matriculation
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Conversations
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - First Takes
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Reporting Out
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Welcome
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Snapshot
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