American Red Cross

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Red Cross Home Care for Pandemic Flu (National)

Home Care for Pandemic Flu is a two-page guide for the public on how to care for sick family members at home during a pandemic. The brochure includes a home care supply list, lists flu symptoms, describes how to prevent spreading the flu, gives guidelines on recognizing and treating fever and dehydration, and a recipe for oral rehydration solution (ORS). The ORS recipe provides another option for treating dehydration at home.

Red Cross Preparedness and Resiliency materials (National)

The Preparedness and Resiliency materials from the American Red Cross address the mental well-being of adults and children following a disaster. The document on coping strategies for children is not specific to a pandemic situation, yet it contains accurate guidance for caregivers who are dealing with a child's experience of trauma or loss. An especially useful part of the guide is the list of age-based responses to trauma and triggers for when parents should seek professional help.

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