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Emergency and Pandemic Preparedness

Emergency preparedness and response is essential for preserving health and safety in our communities. As Canada’s largest and most trusted group of health-care providers, registered nurses are involved in all stages of emergency management, including prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

For further details about nurses’ roles in emergency situations, see CNA’s position statement, Emergency Preparedness and Response [PDF, 254.6 KB] and the International Council of Nurses’ position statement, Nurses and Disaster Preparedness.

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Related resources

Canadian government web resources


Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan


Reviews and Lessons Learned from H1N1 and SARS