A recent survey of American adults found that 76% worried about becoming ill if they had to stay home and take care of the sick during a severe flu pandemic.1
  Learn infection control measures. 


Setting up a Sick Room

Wash hands for 15 seconds with soap and water

infection prevention

Cover a cough or sneeze with tissue

prevent infection
About Us

The Pandemic Home Care Team

Sandra L. Schwanberg, PhD, RN has over 35 years of experience in community and public health nursing and nursing education. She has extensive experience teaching nursing students in courses that use face-to-face and web based formats. She has served on many non-profit community agency boards. Dr Schwanberg received her basic nursing education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and completed a master's degree in nursing at the University of Illinois. She earned a doctorate at the University of New Mexico. 

Maurine Renville, LISW, M Ed has 30 years of experience in education and training, business, community building and clinical social work. She has taught in baccalaureate programs and has developed and implemented a business-training model in communication skills.  She received bachelor and master's degrees in education from Central Washington State University and a graduate degree in social work from New Mexico Highlands University.  She brings organizational, business and community building skills to this project and an understanding of the complex relationship between the strength of communities and individual health.  

Lesley J. Mortimer, MSN, MPH, FNP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by both the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has over 38 years of experience in nursing, including 25 years working in international health. Ms. Mortimer has worked and lived in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Her areas of expertise are infectious diseases and tropical medicine. She is fluent in multiple languages including Spanish, French and German. Ms. Mortimer received her basic nursing education at St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Racine, Wisconsin. She received a baccalaureate degree from the University of Montana, a master in nursing degree from Vanderbilt University and a master in public health degree from Johns Hopkins University.


updated May 14, 2010

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