Ebola News


Feb

18

2015
Evaluate and Briefly Manage Patients: Ebola Assessment Hospitals

Evaluate and Briefly Manage Patients: Ebola Assessment Hospitals

This module covers the basic concepts for evaluating and briefly managing a patient under investigation for Ebola. Although all U.S. healthcare facilities need to screen and promptly identify patients at risk for Ebola, the content of this module is primarily for Ebola Assessment Hospitals. These hospitals need to be capable of initial evaluation and care of these patients for up to 96 hours until Ebola...

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Feb

18

2015
Isolation of a Patient with Ebola Risk Factors and Symptoms

Isolation of a Patient with Ebola Risk Factors and Symptoms

This module provides guidance to frontline and assessment hospitals for developing plans and procedures for safely implementing appropriate isolation precautions for a patient under investigation for Ebola. The module is focused on the emergency department, which is the likely first point of contact. Planning and adhering to these precautions will minimize the risk of infecting patients, staff, and visitors while these patients are evaluated. The...

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Feb

18

2015
Considerations for Preparedness

Considerations for Preparedness

Planning and preparedness are the keys to dealing effectively with threats that include infectious diseases caused by SARS and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS, novel influenza viruses like H1N1, and Ebola. During outbreaks or epidemics of these emerging infectious diseases, healthcare facilities must carefully monitor the global situation as it evolves and conduct robust planning to promptly identify and safely manage a patient...

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Feb

18

2015
Screening Patients for Ebola Risk Factors and Symptoms

Screening Patients for Ebola Risk Factors and Symptoms

Healthcare facilities that provide urgent care and emergency services are first points of contact for returning travelers who might have Ebola. This module provides guidance to emergency departments for developing plans and procedures for screening all patients for relevant travel history, risk factors for Ebola, and signs and symptoms that might be consistent with Ebola. Important concepts are outlined regarding safe, patient- and family-centered screening...

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Feb

16

2015
How to Safely Put on PPE, Selected Equipment: N95 and Gown

How to Safely Put on PPE, Selected Equipment: N95 and Gown

This video demonstrates the procedure described in CDC guidance for donning (i.e., putting on) personal protective equipment (PPE) for all healthcare providers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with known or suspected Ebola virus disease. It assumes the healthcare provider will be using an N95 and Gown.


Feb

16

2015
How to Safely Put on PPE, Selected Equipment: PAPR and Coverall

How to Safely Put on PPE, Selected Equipment: PAPR and Coverall

This video demonstrates the procedure described in CDC guidance for donning (i.e., putting on) personal protective equipment (PPE) for all healthcare providers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with known or suspected Ebola virus disease. It assumes the healthcare provider will be using a PAPR and Coverall.


Feb

16

2015
How to Safely Take off PPE, Selected Equipment: N95 and Coverall

How to Safely Take off PPE, Selected Equipment: N95 and Coverall

This video demonstrates the procedure described in CDC guidance for doffing (i.e., removing) personal protective equipment (PPE) for all healthcare providers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with known or suspected Ebola virus disease. It assumes the healthcare provider is using an N95 and Coverall.


Feb

16

2015
How to Serve as the Trained Observer (Entire Video)

How to Serve as the Trained Observer (Entire Video)

This video discusses the roles and responsibilities of Trained Observers. A Trained Observer is a clinician, most likely an infection prevention professional, nurse, or physician, whose sole responsibility is to guide healthcare workers as they don (put on) and doff (take off) personal protective equipment (PPE) for caring for a suspect or confirmed Ebola patient. When acting as a Trained Observer you will not be...

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Jan

30

2015

Ebola: What You Need to Know

Information for service members about the West African Ebola virus disease outbreak. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=677xOF9Iua4]



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