At a major referral hospital in the Southern Hemisphere, the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic brought increased critical care demand and more unscheduled nursing absences. Because of careful preparedness planning, including rapid expansion and redistribution of the numbers of available beds and staff, hospital surge capacity was not exceeded.
- Disease Outbreaks
- Hospital Bed Capacity
- Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
- Influenza, Human/epidemiology
- Interviews as Topic
- Surge Capacity